National Geographic : 1941 Apr
Wash Day in the East End as Usual-In This New Kind of War Women Are in "Front-line Trenches" Here the poorer folk of London carry on amid wreckage. So long as a building has a roof, it is considered habitable today. On a shattered kitchen a housewife cooking dinner hung out the familiar sign, "Business as Usual." Photographs from British Combine Bombing Fails to Stay London's Mailmen "from the Swift CompletionofTheir Appointed Rounds" The quotation from Herodotus, widely used bythe United States Post Office Department, applies with full force inwartime England. The scarlet letter box remained intact after nightbombing insoutheast London.