Accompanied by wife Clementine, Churchill tours the bombed-out streets of London in 1940. That October Churchill told the House of Commons what he found: “On every side there is the cry, ‘We can take it,’ but, with it, there is also the cry, ‘Give it ‘em back.’” London suffered 79 major night raids between September 1940 and June 1941 and, by war’s end, approximately 43,000 civilians were killed. As the city was set ablaze, Churchill sought out Londoners, particularly those in the East End, who bore the brunt of the Blitz. (Topical Press Agency/Getty Image)