The Destruction of Europe

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Little Boy Amongst the Rubble Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Before the rubble had even cooled from relentless bombing of London it was clear that a massive uphill battle would be faced in the rebuilding of both axis and allied nations. In this image of a young boy holding his stuffed elephant amongst the destruction it is particularly pointed. This little boy’s future will be determined by the ability of England to rebound from the War. In the increasingly globalized economy of the time, the world’s future was largely in lockstep with this distraught boy.