VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY: Royal Group on Hesse in 1899 Nicholas II of Russia , Empress Alexandra , Grand Dukes Boris , Andrei and Kirill of Russia , Grand Duke Ernst and Grand Duchess Victoria Melita of Hesse and Prince Nicholas of Greece via
English schoolboys from London wait at Paddington Station to be evacuated to the countryside during the Blitz as German bombing of the city intensifies. The evacuation of civilians in Britain was designed to save the lives, particularly children, from the risks associated with aerial bombings of cities targeted by the Luftwaffe by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. London, England, U.K. 7 September 1940. Image taken by George Rodger.