With Remembrance Day at the weekend – and a BBC television series World on Fire putting the emphasis on the Second World War – we selected 25 which reveal the conflict closer to home.
They focus on everything from the evacuation of Wearside schoolchildren to air raids.
1. Mothers and friends watch the evacuation
The 1939 scene as parents watch the parade before the evacuation if children from Chester Road schools.
2. The scene at Monkwearmouth Station
The evacuation of school children at Monkwearmouth Station in 1939.
Photo: Sunderland Echo
3. Delivering the shelters
An Anderson shelter is delivered to Ford Estate in 1939.
4. Putting up a shelter
A 1939 scene from the Ford Estate where an air raid shelter is being built.