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A Union Flag sits proudly amongst the rubble in a bomb damaged London street, following an air raid.
Mrs Cross, a sailor's wife, waves goodbye to her neighbours as she drives away from her bombed-out home in the back of a removal truck. Her friend, also sitting in the truck, holds aloft a Union flag.
Mr and Mrs Blakley hang Union flags from the glass-less front window of their bomb-damaged home, as their neighbour looks on. The house next door to the Blakleys' has been completely destroyed.
part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1940
A young boy called Leslie plants a Union Flag into the pile of rubble and debris that is all that is left of his home, following an air raid on London, 1940.