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Talks & screenings, Churchill War Rooms
A view of Trafalgar Square in London, a short walk from Churchill War Rooms, showing propaganda hoardings on Nelson's Column in 1939.
A Heinkel He 111 bomber flying over London, 1940. Since the First World War the government had feared that London would be the target of aerial bombardment. In 1938 the basement of a Whitehall building was chosen as the site for the Cabinet War Rooms.
The Prime Minister Winston Churchill visiting bombed-out buildings in the East End of London on 8 September 1940.
At a meeting at the War Cabinet Room in Oct 1940, after a bomb caused damage to 10 Downing St, Churchill was persuaded to meet in the Cabinet War Rooms regularly. This image shows damage at 10 Downing St after a bomb had fallen nearby, 20 Feb 1944.
Lance Bombardier Sydney May and a colleague chat to Miss Doreen Peel during a boat trip along the River Thames in 1942. They are heading towards Waterloo Bridge, with the Houses of Parliament behind them.
A number 3 double-decker bus slowly pushes its way through the huge crowds gathered in Whitehall to hear Churchill's Victory speech and celebrate Victory in Europe Day on 8 May 1945.
On 25 June 1950, Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea and rapidly advanced southwards. This image shows British troops leaving Hong Kong to join United Nations forces in South Korea, September 1950.
South Korean soldiers, separated from their unit during a Chinese offensive, make their way back to the United Nations lines.
Encouraged by the UN, many countries sent troops to support the South. Soldiers from India, Britain, New Zealand and Australia show the Commonwealth contribution to the war effort in Korea.
HMS Belfast firing a salvo from her 6-inch guns against enemy troop concentrations on the west coast of Korea, 1951.
Flares sent up along the Imjin River to illuminate enemy patrols.
On 27 July 1953, an armistice was signed agreeing that Korea would remain a divided country. Here Major T H Wilson of the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment reads ceasefire instructions to Headquarters personnel.
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