Description at the back: The Heavy Rescue Squad setting out for a day's work. London, England, 1940.
Photographer: George Rodger
Many of the photographs in The Blitz are already classics of wartime photography. The Blitz is a unique record of life in England during the autumn of 1940 and a moving tribute to the courage and humor of men, woman and children during one of the darkest periods of 20th century English history.
George Rodger (1908-1995) was a British photojournalist. In 1947, Rodger became a founding member of Magnum Photos. Over the next thirty years, he worked as a freelance photographer, taking on many expeditions and assignments to photograph the people, landscape and nature of African nations. A retrospective exhibition of Rodger's work was held at Imperial War Museum North in 2008.