Here are 45 photos from our archives, showing York in the 1940s.

The gallery above doesn't include the 1942 Baedeker raids, and includes only one photo of the 1947 York floods. For more photos of those events, see these galleries:

>>> 22 photos of the 1942 Baedeker raid in York

>>> 32 photos of the 1947 York floods

And if you enjoy the photos, then you're bound to enjoy this fantastic 1944 British Pathé film as well...