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Background imageBombed Collection: High Street, Sturry, Canterbury, England

High Street, Sturry, Canterbury, England
High Street, Sturry, Canterbury, Kent, England. During World War Two Sturry was the most bombed village in England, and no building in this picture remains today.. Date: 1900s

Background imageBombed Collection: Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941

Winston Churchill in Bristol, 1941
Winston Churchill visits bomb-damaged Bristol on 12th April 1941, during World War Two. Date: 12th April 1941

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- St Bride Street, Farringdon Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- St Bride Street and Farringdon Street, with firefighters at work in a smoky atmosphere and pedestrians walking by

Background imageBombed Collection: WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers

WW2 Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe informing suppliers
WW2 Home Front Memorabilia - Damaged Cafe Colette of Swallow Street, London sending information on a printed card to inform suppliers that (likely due to Bomb damage)

Background imageBombed Collection: Avro Lancaster I R5868s for Sugar being bombed up

Avro Lancaster I R5868s for Sugar being bombed up
Avro Lancaster I, R5868,s for Sugar, being bombed up. The veteran of 137 wartime sorties, was initially preserved as a gate guardian at its former base

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station

Blitz in London -- Whitechapel Fire Station
Whitechapel Fire Station in Whitechapel Road having suffered heavy blast damage following a bombing raid on 8 September 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: WW2 - Chef cooking in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London

WW2 - Chef cooking in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London
WW2 - His restaurant and kitchen destroyed by German bombing, a Chef continues to cook al fresco in a bombed-out street - Blitz, London. Date: circa 1941

Background imageBombed Collection: NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2

NFS (London Region) Pimlico V1 bombing attack, WW2
The aftermath of a V1 flying bomb attack in Winchester Street, Pimlico. NFS firefighters join other rescue workers at the scene

Background imageBombed Collection: King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace

King and Queen inspecting bomb damage at Buckingham Palace
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth pictured among the rubble at Buckingham Palace following German air raids during the Blitz, September 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Your Britain - Fight for it NOW

Your Britain - Fight for it NOW - World War 2 public information Poster designed by Abram Games for the War Office - first published in 1942. Date: 1942

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses ablaze following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross

Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross
Blitz in London -- soldiers using a trolley to remove a land mine on Hungerford Railway Bridge, Charing Cross, on 17 April 1941

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross

Blitz in London -- bomb disposal at Charing Cross
Blitz in London -- soldiers using a trolley to remove a land mine on Hungerford Railway Bridge, Charing Cross, on 17 April 1941

Background imageBombed Collection: Peggy Prince

Peggy Prince received an M.B.E. after making two journeys out to sea in a canoe in order to rescue the crew of a crashed bomber, saving the wireless operators life. 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, WW2

Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, WW2
Blitz in London -- Winkleys Wharf, Millwall, 22 March 1944. Showing firefighters in action on barrels of paraffin wax. Date: 1944

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2

Blitz in London -- warehouses, Surrey Docks, WW2
Warehouses in a smoky atmosphere following heavy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe, SE London. This raid took place on 7 September 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2

Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2. Both sides of the entire street were shattered by two bombs. Date: 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- AFS personnel receiving treatment, WW2

Blitz in London -- AFS personnel receiving treatment, WW2
With the Blitz still at its height, Londons firefighters and fire support crews are removed to local hospitals for emergency treatment after receiving injuries fighting the fires started by enemy

Background imageBombed Collection: Evacuation as a National Service - Poster

Evacuation as a National Service - Poster
It Might by You! Caring for Evacuees is a National Service circa 1942

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2

Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2
Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell. General view showing the fire damage caused by incendiary bombs on 21 February 1944, including the top floor of the Steam Pipe Company. Date: 1944

Background imageBombed Collection: City of London handcart with scrap bomb metal, WW2

City of London handcart with scrap bomb metal, WW2
WW2 - City of London Corporation handcart containing scrap metal, including bomb ordinance, Southwark Bridge, London. The cart also contains iron railings and general household metalwork

Background imageBombed Collection: LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street

LFB and the Blitz - Queen Victoria Street
The moment that an unsupported front wall of a building, severely damaged by fire, dramatically collapsed into the street

Background imageBombed Collection: View of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral, WW2

View of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral, WW2
Blitz in London -- view of City fires from St Pauls Cathedral following an air raid

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2

Blitz in London -- rescue workers in bombed street, WW2
Blitz in London -- rescue teams and building workers (not firefighters) searching and making safe houses in Sydney Street, East London, after a bombing raid in the East End

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, WW2

Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, WW2
Blitz in London -- Greenwich fire station, SE London, suffered extensive bomb damage during the early days of the bombing campaign

Background imageBombed Collection: St. Pauls after Blitz

St. Pauls after Blitz
A bomb site next to St. Pauls Cathedral, London, seen from Bread Street after the World War Two Blitz

Background imageBombed Collection: Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather

Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather
The very first cartoon published in The Bystander by Bruce Bairnsfather (later Captain) of the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- pulling debris clear, WW2

Blitz in London -- pulling debris clear, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters pulling debris clear following an air raid. Date: 1940s

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, WW2

Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, WW2
Blitz in London -- Glengall Road, Peckham, SE London, 12 September 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- Saffron Hill, WW2

Blitz in London -- Saffron Hill, WW2
Blitz in London -- men at work in Saffron Hill, City of London, 26 October 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940

Thurstons Billiards House, Leicester Square - Bombed - 1940
The bombed out remains of Thurstons Billiard House on Leicester Square during the Blitz on London, WWII. The corner building was hit by a parachute mine at 3:30am on 16th October 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London, ship at Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2

Blitz in London, ship at Surrey Commercial Docks, WW2
A badly damaged cargo ship at the Surrey Commercial Docks complex after being engulfed by the fires caused by heavy bombing raids during the Second World War

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2

Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2
Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, near Thurrock, Essex, 7 September 1940. Firefighters trying to push a fire appliance (open topped pump)

Background imageBombed Collection: Firefighters in action, Rosebery Avenue, WW2

Firefighters in action, Rosebery Avenue, WW2
Firefighters in action in burning debris in Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London, following a flying bomb attack. Date: 1944

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- salvaged mail, Calthorpe Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- salvaged mail, Calthorpe Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- following the bombing of Mount Pleasant Post Office on 18 June 1943, salvaged mail was temporarily piled up in nearby Calthorpe Street. Date: 1943

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2

Blitz in London -- damage to tanks, Thames Haven, WW2
Blitz in London -- damage to tanks and pipelines at Thames Haven, near Thurrock, Essex, 7 September 1940. The ground was covered with spilt oil which was subsequently ignited during an attack

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters, WW2

Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters, WW2
Blitz in the City of London - AFS firefighters at work with hoses following a bombing raid. Date: 1940s

Background imageBombed Collection: Heroic deeds of the War - Corporal Josephine M C Robins

Heroic deeds of the War - Corporal Josephine M C Robins
Heroic deeds of WW2 - Corporal Josephine M C Robins, a member of the Womens Auxiliary Air Force (WaF). Awarded the Military Medal (MM)

Background imageBombed Collection: Blitz in London -- sub-fire station, Finsbury, WW2

Blitz in London -- sub-fire station, Finsbury, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters clearing debris at what was their sub-fire station in Hugh Myddleton Primary School, Finsbury, EC1. The building took a direct hit from a high explosive bomb

Background imageBombed Collection: Foam applied at oil tank fire, Thames Haven, WW2

Foam applied at oil tank fire, Thames Haven, WW2
Fire crews applying foam to a fire at the Thames Haven oil tank fire, near Thurrock, Essex

Background imageBombed Collection: Fighting fires at Thames Haven oil tanks, WW2

Fighting fires at Thames Haven oil tanks, WW2
Fighting fires at Thames Haven oil tanks during the Second World War

Background imageBombed Collection: King and Queen tour West London raid damage

King and Queen tour West London raid damage
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth talking to Mrs Eals who was saved by taking cover in an Anderson shelter when her house was bombed during an air raid in September 1940

Background imageBombed Collection: Salvage operation in Victoria Park Road, East London, WW2

Salvage operation in Victoria Park Road, East London, WW2
Salvage operation in Victoria Park Road, East London, following a flying bomb explosion, 19 June 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageBombed Collection: de Havilland Mosquito BIV DZ379 being bombed up

de Havilland Mosquito BIV DZ379 being bombed up
de Havilland Mosquito BIV, DZ379, being bombed up

Background imageBombed Collection: Bow Church and Bread Street, London - following WW2 Blitz

Bow Church and Bread Street, London - following WW2 Blitz
Bow Church and Bread Street, London - following the WW2 Blitz on London by the German Luftwaffe. Date: circa 1941

Background imageBombed Collection: Bomb damage in Plymouth

Bomb damage in Plymouth
The morning after the raid - Plymouth. Mr Widdicombe walks through the bombed streets to salvage what he can of his belongings

Background imageBombed Collection: Bombed out Stalingrad

Bombed out Stalingrad
Just after the German surrender

Background imageBombed Collection: Suffragettes bomb Westminster Abbey 1914

Suffragettes bomb Westminster Abbey 1914
Suffragettes left a small bomb in Westminster Abbey, London, next to the Coronation Chair, coursing miner damage to the chair and walls with no injuries. 11 June 1914



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