Hyde Park, London, May 1944, in colour

These pictures, all drawn from the Life Archive, were taken in May 1944, in and around Hyde Park. D-Day was less than four weeks away.


Photographs by Frank Scherschel and Ralph Morse.

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4 comments to Hyde Park, London, May 1944, in colour

  • Sacha Baker

    Fantastically evocative - the final photo the GI is wearing a wedding ring … so that’s his wife or he’s playing away.

  • Natasha

    I love old WW II photos! Thanks for sharing.

  • Mikael Colville-Andersen

    Brilliant insight into a bit of family history. My father, Danish soldier stationed in England in the 1940′s, met my mum, local English girl and here’s hoping they had moments like this.

  • Chris

    My grandmother got into just such a situation, wearing just such a ring…

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