Children, Women and Animals in History

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Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Many who worked died before they reached 25

Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, 1961

Residents of West Berlin show children to their grandparents who reside on the Eastern side, 1961

London, Paddington Station, 1940 - Very brave school boys being evacuated by train as bombing raids intensified - Life in London during The Blitz of World War II.

London, Paddington Station, 1940 - Very brave school boys being evacuated by train as bombing raids intensified - Life in London during The Blitz of World War II.

Incredible diary of World War Two German teenager reveals how death and destruction became mundane and allowed a nation to turn a blind eye to its own brutality -

Incredible diary of World War Two German teenager reveals how death and destruction became mundane and allowed a nation to turn a blind eye to its own brutality -

A woman in Clapham (south London) waters vegetables planted on the roof of her Anderson shelter in the garden.

A woman in Clapham (south London) waters vegetables planted on the roof of her Anderson shelter in the garden.

The Real Von Trapp children: (L-R) Martina, Johanna, Hedwig, Werner, Maria, Agathe, Rupert, and the cinematic Von Trapp children: (L-R) Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, Gretl

The Real Von Trapp children: (L-R) Martina, Johanna, Hedwig, Werner, Maria, Agathe, Rupert, and the cinematic Von Trapp children: (L-R) Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, Gretl

Old London ice cream cart, 1876.

Old London ice cream cart, 1876.

These children lost their homes after a bombing raid on London in 1940. They rescued some of their toys. How do you think they felt?

These children lost their homes after a bombing raid on London in 1940. They rescued some of their toys. How do you think they felt?

A British WWI soldier on the Western Front - 1 of 4,000 photos uncovered in an attic in Northern France

Photos show faces of First World War soldiers on the eve of battle

A British WWI soldier on the Western Front - 1 of 4,000 photos uncovered in an attic in Northern France

The Trapp family singers that inspired the musical and movie, "The Sound of Music."

The Trapp family singers that inspired the musical and movie, "The Sound of Music."

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