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12 Wonderful Now And Then Pictures Show How Britons Coped With Flooding In Exactly The Same Way (PHOTOS)

11/02/2014 12:00 GMT | Updated 11/02/2014 14:59 GMT

These wonderfully historic pictures show how Britons coped with UK floods in exactly the same way, even though they were taken decades apart.

The now and then pictures, show how a country can pull together with their stiff upper lip and bulldog spirit and go about their daily business.

The remarkable images sitting in the archives of Getty Images, The Press Association and South West News, tell a striking story of how residents managed to smile in the face of adversity and go about their daily lives, while under the threat of losing their livelihoods.

The images may have been taken in a completely different era, but with grit and determination, it's great to see how life has not changed for some.

13 Wonderfully Historic Now And Then Pictures Show How Britons Coped With Flooding In Exactly The Same Way