Marian Zawaliński

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Westminster, London, October 1940: Doorman at the Trocadero wearing a tin hat. The Trocadero was an elegant restaurant near Piccadilly Circus. Here the doorman, wearing a protective tin hat, greets a customer. The bag round his neck possibly contains a gas mask. (Photo by Museum of London/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Westminster, London, October 1940: Doorman at the Trocadero wearing a tin hat. The Trocadero was an elegant restaurant near Piccadilly Circus. Here the doorman, wearing a protective tin hat, greets a customer. The bag round his neck possibly contains a gas mask. (Photo by Museum of London/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

P/O Jan Zumbach (right) of No 303 Squadron RAF poses with the squadron's chief mechanic W/O Kazimierz Mozok at the entrance to one of the blast pens at RAF Northolt in September 1940. Zumbach scored 8 confirmed victories and 1 probable, mostly against Me 109 fighters, during the Battle of Britain.

P/O Jan Zumbach (right) of No 303 Squadron RAF poses with the squadron's chief…

Sgt Alois Dvořák is welcomed by pilots of No 310 Squadron RAF at RAF Duxford after return from a patrol in October 1940, in which he damaged an Me 109. The 24-year-old Czech had been posted in on 15 October, with F/L Jerrard Jefferies (first left) leading B Flight since 10 July,. Both pilots bellied their Hurricane Mk I fighters at RAF Debden, unhurt, on 5 November after combat with enemy fighters over the Thames Estuary.

Events of 15 October including the final decision by Italian leader Benito Mussolini to invade Greece.

Original 1939 Your courage poster

pinner says: "Most people don't know "Keep Calm and Carry On" was actually a poster produced by the British government in 1939 during the beginning of the SECOND WORLD WAR, intended to raise the morale of the British public in the event of invasion.

A woman waters the vegetables on her allotment in Kensington Gardens, 1942

Victory Gardens for city dwellers with no soil of their own. Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer — Allotments in Kensington Gardens, London, all part of the ‘Dig for Victory’ scheme in