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The Blitz Collection

What Remains - Loss and destruction during WW2

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Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Palace of Westminster and debris a093799

Palace of Westminster and debris a093799
SOUTHWARK, London. Bomb damage and demolition debris beside County Hall on Londons South Bank, with the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Bridge in the background. Photographed by John Gay

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583

St Brides Church, London 1941 BB69_02583
FLEET STREET, London. St Brides Church was rebuilt to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Exeter Cathedral bomb damage BB42_00740

Exeter Cathedral bomb damage BB42_00740
EXETER CATHEDRAL, Devon. On the night of 3-4 May 1942 a bomb fell on the Chapel of St James in the south choir aisle of the cathedral, causing considerable damage to the late 13th-century fabric

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456

Holland House library after an air raid BB83_04456
HOLLAND HOUSE, Kensington, London. An interior view of the bombed library at Holland House with readers apparently choosing books regardless of the damage. Photographed in 1940

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Sidwells Church, Exeter 1942 BB42_03938

St Sidwells Church, Exeter 1942 BB42_03938
EXETER, Devon.The remains of St Sidwells Church on Sidwell Street after bomb damage during the Exeter blitz, photographed by Margaret Tomlinson in 1942

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: No 1 Dixs Field, Exeter - before BB42_00611

No 1 Dixs Field, Exeter - before BB42_00611
No 1 Dixas Field, Exeter, Devon, 1942. Pre-bomb damage. Photographed by Margaret Tomlinson (1905-'77) for the National Buildings Record. Silver gelatin glass plate negative

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: No 1 Dixs Field, Exeter - after BB42_00718

No 1 Dixs Field, Exeter - after BB42_00718
No 1 Dixas Field, Exeter, Devon, 1942. Bomb damage photographed by Margaret Tomlinson (1905-'77) for the National Buildings Record. Silver gelatin glass plate negative

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Brides Church, London a61_02660

St Brides Church, London a61_02660
ST BRIDES CHURCH, Fleet Street, London. Interior view. St Brides was rebuilt in 1671-8 to the designs of Sir Christopher Wren following the Great Fire of London

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, Liverpool 1941 BB90_03807

Bomb damage, Liverpool 1941 BB90_03807
GREAT CHARLOTTE STREET, Liverpool. View of bomb damage and pedestrians going about their daily routines, May 1941

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Coventry Cathedral EAW024986

Coventry Cathedral EAW024986
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL. The old Cathedral was destroyed by incendiary bombs on 14 November 1940, with only its spire and outer walls surviving

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Coventry Cathedral BB98_06261

Coventry Cathedral BB98_06261
COVENTRY CATHEDRAL, West Midlands. A view of the Cathedral taken from Pepper Lane. The Cathedral church is named for St Michael

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Market Hall, Birmingham, 1941 a42 / 00726

Market Hall, Birmingham, 1941 a42 / 00726
The High Street elevation of Market Hall showing damage caused by an incendiary attack. Bull Ring, Birmingham. Photographed by G B Mason for the National Buildings Record, 1941

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Coventry 1941 a42_00337

Coventry 1941 a42_00337
The bomb damaged front elevation of 4 Gosford Street, Coventry. Photographed by G B Mason, 1941. Oxo poster advertisement

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Luftwaffe targets in Southampton LFT01_01_01

Luftwaffe targets in Southampton LFT01_01_01
Southampton Docks, City Of Southampton. This Luftwaffe index sheet dates between 1938 and March 1939. It is marked Geheim ( secret)

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: The Crescent Plymouth nbr_leica_vi_34_21

The Crescent Plymouth nbr_leica_vi_34_21
The Crescent, Plymouth. A view from the east showing bomb damage to 15 The Crescent

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Andrews Plymouth nbr_leica_v_23_03

St Andrews Plymouth nbr_leica_v_23_03
St Andrews Church, Catherine Street, Plymouth. Interior view of the south aisle of St Andrews Church, showing bomb damage

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Inner Temple Hall CXP01_01_154

Inner Temple Hall CXP01_01_154
INNER TEMPLE, HALL, TEMPLE, CITY OF LONDON. A view of the Inner Temple Hall from Pump Court showing the building lying in ruins after severe bomb damage

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Pauls CXP01_01_087

St Pauls CXP01_01_087
St Pauls Cathedral, St Pauls Churchyard, City of London. A view looking north-west across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Pauls Cathedral with St Nicholas Cole Abbey on the left of

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Pauls CXP01_01_086

St Pauls CXP01_01_086
St Pauls Cathedral, St Pauls Churchyard, City of London. A view looking south-west across a bomb damaged landscape towards the Church of St Verdast-alias-Foster with St Pauls Cathedral beyond

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Pauls CXP01_01_085

St Pauls CXP01_01_085
St Pauls Cathedral, St Pauls Churchyard, City of London. A view from the north-east showing the dome of St Pauls Cathedral through a gap between buildings

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Pauls CXP01_01_084

St Pauls CXP01_01_084
St Pauls Cathedral, St Pauls Churchyard, City of London. A view looking south-west across a bomb damaged landscape towards the Church of St Verdast-alias-Foster with St Pauls Cathedral beyond

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_083

St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_083
St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, City of London. A view looking south-east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Mary-le-Bow Church, with a corner of Goldsmiths Hall just visible on the right

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_082

St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_082
St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, City of London. A view looking north-east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Mary-le-Bow Church

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_081

St Mary-le-Bow CXP01_01_081
St Mary-le-Bow Church, Cheapside, City of London. A view looking east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Mary-le-Bow Church

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080

St Giles Cripplegate CXP01_01_080
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, City of London. A view looking south-east across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Giles Cripplegate Church

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Mary Aldermanbury CXP01_01_090

St Mary Aldermanbury CXP01_01_090
St Giles Cripplegate, Fore Street, City of London. A view looking north-west across a bomb damaged landscape towards St Giles Cripplegate Church in the distance with St Mary Aldemanbury on the right

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Lukes Church Liverpool a63_07033

St Lukes Church Liverpool a63_07033
ST LUKES CHURCH, LEECE STREET, LIVERPOOL. A view from beneath the chancel arch looking west towards the tower in the bombed out ruins of St Lukes Church

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00712

Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00712
Exeter, Devon. A view looking towards the remains of the terrace of houses comprising numbers 25-36 Southernhay West showing bomb damage

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00707

Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00707
Exeter, Devon. Bomb damage on the north side of Bedford Circus looking towards Southernhay and the spire of Southernhay Congregational Church

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00706

Bomb damage, Exeter BB42_00706
Exeter, Devon. A view looking east along the High Street from the roof of Dellers Cafe showing the burnt out Church of St Lawrence in the foreground

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Exeter bomb damage OP07079

Exeter bomb damage OP07079
EXETER CATHEDRAL, Cathedral Close, Exeter, Devon. View looking east towards Exeter Cathedral from the tower of St Mary Arches Church, showing an area of bomb damage following the bombing in 1942

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09006

Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09006
HIGHGATE ROAD, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, West Midlands. Bomb damage photographed by James Nelson, 29th July 1942

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Liverpool, 1946 EAW001911

Liverpool, 1946 EAW001911
LIVERPOOL. Aerial view, 12th July 1946, showing the area around the five way junction of Duke Street, Hanover Street and Paradise Street (the former Sailors Home, now demolished)

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: St Pauls Cathedral in bomb damaged surroundings a093716

St Pauls Cathedral in bomb damaged surroundings a093716
ST PAULs CATHEDRAL, London. The cathedral in mist with the snow-covered ruins of a bomb damaged building in the foreground. Photographed by John Gay in 1947

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947

Bomb damage, London 1941 BL5947
City of London. A figure stands amid destroyed and burnt-out buildings. The Brewers Hall in Aldermanbury was built in 1673 after its predecessor was destroyed in the Great Fire of London

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09008

Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09008
LONG ACRE, Nechells, Birmingham, West Midlands. The rear of Long Acre and Crompton Road showing bomb damage which included a direct hit on a shelter. Photographed by James Nelson, 29th July 1942

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09007

Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09007
LONG ACRE, Nechells, Birmingham, West Midlands. Bomb damage photographed by James Nelson, 29th July 1942. The bomb crater in the road broke through to the river below

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09005

Bomb damage, Birmingham 1942 OP09005
HIGHGATE ROAD, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, West Midlands. Bomb damage photographed by James Nelson, 29th July 1942

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: The Ring, Southwark 1941 B43_1259

The Ring, Southwark 1941 B43_1259
THE RING, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London. The Ring was originally the Surrey Chapel until it closed in 1881. It was then a boxing arena from 1910 and was destroyed during the Blitz

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: The Ring, Southwark a61_01218

The Ring, Southwark a61_01218
THE RING, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London. The Ring was originally the Surrey Chapel until it closed in 1881. It was then a boxing arena from 1910 and was destroyed during the Blitz

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Exeter 1942 BB42_00717

Exeter 1942 BB42_00717
EXETER, Devon. Bomb damage. Remains of two houses destroyed on Southernhay West. Blown off shutters lean against the railings on the surviving balcony

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Exeter 1942 BB42_00714

Exeter 1942 BB42_00714
Exeter, Devon. A perspective view of the Georgian facade of 27-32 Southernhay West in 1942. Bomb damage. The rest of the terrace has been destroyed as part of the Baedecker raids

Background imageThe Blitz Collection: Bomb damaged church, Camden, London a44_00304

Bomb damaged church, Camden, London a44_00304
Camden, London. A view of the bombed remains of the church of St John the Evangelist in Red Lion Square. It was consecrated in 1878 but was damaged by the blitz in 1941 and was later demolished


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