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Explore unique vintage photos online

Thousands of old photos from World War 2 and beyond are now online, many for the very first time.

world war 2 soldier

Vintage military photos

Remember, celebrate and discover family heroes with iconic stills of the Allied Forces. It's quick and easy to pinpoint a World War 2 soldier, sailor, or submarine with our clever search tools.

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1940s photos

Photos from the Home Front

What was life like in the 1940s? Rarely-seen snaps capture civilian roles, food rationing and that famous 'keep calm and carry on' community spirit.

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WW2 evacuees

World War 2 evacuee photos

Millions of women and children were evacuated from British towns and cities as war was declared. Photos taken at the time provide a glimpse into their remarkable stories.

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Snapshots in time, reframed.

1940s family photos

Milestone moments

Explore old family photos from baptisms, weddings and funerals.

Old school photos

Classrooms captured

Spot young relatives in thousands of old school photos.

WW2 factory

The daily grind

See unique portraits of the war effort and jobs generations ago.

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The pictures of your past

"With Findmypast, I discovered an amazing photograph of my great-great-uncle. Mum and I knew he’d lost his life in the war but had never seen a photograph of him. It was so emotional when we finally saw him, staring back at us."

Amanda

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