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Background imageRubble Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble 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 imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: IRA bombing of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster

IRA bombing of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster
The fire started after the IRA planted an explosive device in Westminster Hall, Houses of Parliament, 17 June 1974. The 20 lb explosive device caused extensive damage

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, WW1

Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, WW1
The Cloth Hall on fire, Ypres, Belgium, First World War. Date: 1914

Background imageRubble Collection: Street fighting in Stalingrad

Street fighting in Stalingrad
Photograph: Street fighting in Stalingrad. A picture from Axis sources shows German soldiers, glad of the shelter of a crater in a Stalingrad street

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy

Collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy
A photo-montage re-creation of the dramatic collapse of the Campanile in St Marks Square, Venice, Italy on 14th July 1902 Date: 1902

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble 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 imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz

Playing a piano amid the destruction - The Blitz
One of the men working on debris clearance in London succeeded in wresting a tune from this battered piano - circa late 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Ruins of the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany

Ruins of the Reichstag, Berlin, Germany
Ruins of the Reichstag building, Berlin, Germany. Date: late 1940s

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble 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 imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: Collapsed house in Swedenborg Square, Stepney

Collapsed house in Swedenborg Square, Stepney
Gazing at the ruins of their home, which collapsed soon after they fled - tenants of a house in Stepney. The house was typical of much of old housing in London

Background imageRubble Collection: Construction of Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium

Construction of Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
Construction of the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium, a WW1 war memorial. circa 1926

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: Ubiquitous bulldozer by G. H. Davis

Ubiquitous bulldozer by G. H. Davis
The ubiquitous bulldozer: a mechanical tool of peace becomes an important weapon during the Second World War. Date: 1944

Background imageRubble Collection: Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls (St. Pauls escape)

Damascus, Syria - Ancient Walls (St. Pauls escape)
Damascus, Syria - Ancient Wall - connected (in some way) to the flight of Saint Paul, forced to flee the city under the cover of night after explosive reactions from Jews opposed to his teachings

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: Mancunian Way Flyover

Mancunian Way Flyover
The newly-built Manchunian Way flyover, Manchester, England, part of the M6 motorway network. Date: 1960s

Background imageRubble Collection: Children Throw Bricks

Children Throw Bricks
The new housing is built, but theres no provision for the young : except a waste land strewn with bricks and stones for them to chuck at one another or at passers-by

Background imageRubble Collection: Blitz in London -- Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- scene of destruction on the Redriff Estate, Rotherhithe, SE London, during the Second World War. Date: 1940s

Background imageRubble 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 imageRubble Collection: Salonika - damage after French attacks

Salonika - damage after French attacks
The damage caused by bombardment by the French 75th Division close to Doiran on Salonika during the Mediterranean Campaign

Background imageRubble Collection: WW1 - Chateau Caulaincourt destroyed - Passage over Somme

WW1 - Chateau Caulaincourt destroyed - Passage over Somme
WW1 - Chateau Caulaincourt destroyed (by dynamite by the retreating German forces) - Passage over Somme cleared by British Army. Date: 1917

Background imageRubble Collection: Yellow mombin or hog plum, Spondias monbin

Yellow mombin or hog plum, Spondias monbin. Spondia di frutti rossi. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb damage, Coventry Cathedral, WW2

Bomb damage, Coventry Cathedral, WW2
Bomb damage, Coventry Cathedral, November 1940, Second World War. 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Bovril factory bombed, Old Street, London, WW2

Bovril factory bombed, Old Street, London, WW2
Bovril factory bombed, Old Street, London, during the Second World War in the autumn of 1940. A large consignment of goods ready for dispatch was destroyed, windows were shattered

Background imageRubble Collection: The ornate and beautiful Tower in the grounds of the Chateau Mennechet at Chiry-Ourscamp

The ornate and beautiful Tower in the grounds of the Chateau Mennechet at Chiry-Ourscamp, Oise, Hauts-de-France, France - destroyed by German forces in 1915 during WW1. Date: 1915

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb damage, London, St Pauls Cathedral from Paternoster Row

Bomb damage, London, St Pauls Cathedral from Paternoster Row
WW2 - Bomb damage in London - St. Pauls Cathedral from Paternoster Row. Date: circa 1943

Background imageRubble Collection: WW2 Home Front - Bomb Damage in London - Savile Row

WW2 Home Front - Bomb Damage in London - Savile Row
WW2 - Home Front - Bomb Damage in London - Savile Row backing on to Heddon Street - 16th September 1940. Date: 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Seaside Cottage, Sutton Poyntz

Seaside Cottage, Sutton Poyntz
A photograph of a quaint rubble stone seaside cottage at the village of Sutton Poyntz, Dorset, designed with local straw reed thatch, by architect Ernest Wamsley Lewis. Date: circa 1937

Background imageRubble Collection: Inspecting Blitz bomb damage, Christie's Auctioneers, WW2

Inspecting Blitz bomb damage, Christie's Auctioneers, WW2
Inspecting Blitz bomb damage at Christie's Auction House, King Street, London, during the Second World War Date: circa 1941

Background imageRubble Collection: Workmen

Workmen
An illustration which shows a procession of workmen crossing a crude platform which bridges an intimidating gap below. A man with a wheelbarrow filled with rubble leads the group, behind which

Background imageRubble Collection: Coventry Cathedral in ruins after bombing, WW2

Coventry Cathedral in ruins after bombing, WW2 Date: 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb damage at the Red Cross

Bomb damage at the Red Cross
Members of the Red Cross, amidst bomb damage to one of their depots Date: 1940

Background imageRubble Collection: Daily Worker slogan on a wall

Daily Worker slogan on a wall
Slogan painted on a wall: It stands between You and War, the Daily Worker. Date: circa 1973

Background imageRubble Collection: Dead cattle, Mission Street, San Francisco, California, USA

Dead cattle, Mission Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Dead cattle amidst the rubble on Mission Street, San Francisco, California, USA, after the earthquake and fire, 18 April 1906. 1906

Background imageRubble Collection: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting the East End of London, which suffered fierce bombing

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth visiting the East End of London, which suffered fierce bombing. They walked over debris examined the damage

Background imageRubble Collection: Bomb damage in a London suburb, WW2

Bomb damage in a London suburb, WW2
Bomb damage in a London suburb during the Second World War (23 August 1940). Bombs were dropped in the early hours of the morning



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