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Raids Gallery

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Choose from 159 pictures in our Raids collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz Featured Print

Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz

"Canterbury under fire" - Damage sustained to the Cathedal LIbrary examined by Dr. Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury, by bombing on the city by German planes of the luftwaffe during WW2. The Baedeker Blitz (or Baedeker raids) were targeted raids, chosen for hitting sites of cultural or historical significance, rather than for any military value. The raid on Canterbury (which coincided with the RAF's 1, 000 bomber raid on Cologne), involved 77 bombers, dropping 40 tons of bombs, resulting in 43 deaths. This raid hit Canterbury on 31st May, 1942. Date: 1942

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Sleeping in the Shelters, 1940 Featured Print

Sleeping in the Shelters, 1940

The Bystander depicts a range of different sleeping arrangements during night-time stays in air-raid shelters. On the top-left (Lansdowne House shelter) women can be seen resting on li-los, rugs, cushions, and camp beds. Those on the top-right (a Mayfair hotel shelter) are enjoying the luxury of real mattresses. On the centre-right (the shelter at Murray's dance club), a woman sleeps sprawled across three chairs. On the bottom right (Grosvenor House), deck-chairs and chairs are used. While on the bottom left (the crypt at St. Paul's), the poor individuals sleeping on nothing but rugs are treated to cups of tea.
1940

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

British raiding party await the word to go Featured Print

British raiding party await the word to go

Photograph: British raiding party await the word to go.From an album of 76 official photographs, 1916-1917.Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).Trench raids were a regular feature of life at the front. Small groups of men would cross no-man?s-land and infiltrate the enemy lines. They were often undertaken to capture prisoners for interrogation, gather intelligence on defences and troop dispositions or to destroy enemy fortifications and weapons. Date: 1917

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library