Some great pictures, mostly of WW2 Britain taken by a famous photographer who specialized in taking pictures of regular folks during the war.
Originally posted on the Common Constitutionalist:
In artistic terms they were at polar opposites of the photographic spectrum.
The wanton destruction and grim resilience of war is not a subject you would associate with high fashion glamor shots of the rich and beautiful.
But when flamboyant photographer Cecil Beaton was enlisted during the Second World War, his striking collection showed the six-year conflict in a new, more graceful, picturesque light.