August 13, 2011

“We shall read on the beaches, we shall read on the landing grounds, we shall read in the fields and in the streets, we shall read in the hills.”

"We shall never surrender."
After German bombers hit London in 1940, this young man sat in the ruins of a bookshop, reading. His book selection: The History of London.

This AP photo is from the “World War II in Photos” gallery over at the Atlantic.

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