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Background imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz Collection: Coventry Cathedral CC47_02918

Coventry Cathedral CC47_02918
Cathedral Church Of St Michael, Bailey Lane, Coventry. The shell of the old Cathedral viewed from the south east with a basement exposed beneath derelict ground at the corner of Bailey Lane

Background imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz Collection: St Pauls Cathedral EAW011371

St Pauls Cathedral EAW011371
ST PAULs CATHEDRAL, London. Aerial view. In this photograph of October 1947 the Cathedral still survives, but the widespread devastation caused by bombing during the Second World War is apparent in

Background imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz Collection: The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03739

The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03739
The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The interior of a first floor room in The Great Hall at Flowerpot Yard showing bomb damage

Background imageBlitz Collection: Oak Street Norwich, 1942 a42_03736

Oak Street Norwich, 1942 a42_03736
Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The houses at 110 to 98 Oak Street showing bomb damage

Background imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz Collection: The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03738

The Great Hall Norwich, 1942 a42_03738
The Great Hall, Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The south elevation of The Great Hall at Flowerpot Yard showing bomb damage

Background imageBlitz Collection: Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00440

Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00440
Colonial Buildings, 7 Horsefair, Ladywood, Birmingham. The premises of the Birmingham Tube and Fittings Company Limited on the corner of Horsefair and Windmill Street

Background imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz Collection: Master Mariners Almshouses a41_00139

Master Mariners Almshouses a41_00139
MASTER MARINERS ALMSHOUSE, CARR LANE, CITY OF KINGSTON UPON HULL. An exterior view of the Master Mariners Almshouses, damaged in an air raid in 1941

Background imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz Collection: Norfolk Iron Works Norwich, 1942 a42_03733

Norfolk Iron Works Norwich, 1942 a42_03733
Norfolk Iron Works, Coslany Street, Norwich. The front elevation of 24 Coslany Street showing bomb damage, with number 22 visible in the background

Background imageBlitz Collection: Salford Town Hall a42_02127

Salford Town Hall a42_02127
Town Hall, Bexley Square, Salford. An exterior view of the Town Hall in 1942, showing the south facade with two contemporary cars in the foreground

Background imageBlitz Collection: Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727

Market Hall Birmingham, 1941 a42_00727
Market Hall, Worcester Street, Bull Ring, Birmingham. Construction workers beside a traction engine inside the bombed out shell of the Market Hall. The former Market Hall dated from the 1830s

Background imageBlitz Collection: St Thomas Church Birminghma, 1941 a42_00588

St Thomas Church Birminghma, 1941 a42_00588
St Thomass Church, Bath Row, Lee Bank, Birmingham. The tower and portico of St Thomass Church viewed from the north showing bomb damage

Background imageBlitz Collection: Chapel House Deritend, 1941 a42_00470

Chapel House Deritend, 1941 a42_00470
Chapel House, Chapel House Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham. The exterior of Chapel House showing broken windows, probably a result of bomb damage

Background imageBlitz Collection: Union Street Ladywood Birmingham, 1941 a42_00461

Union Street Ladywood Birmingham, 1941 a42_00461
Midland House, 27 - 30 Union Street, Ladywood, Birmingham. Midland House, the premises of Chamberlain King & Jones Limited, at 27-30 Union Street and 12 Union Passage, showing bomb damage

Background imageBlitz Collection: Great Western Arcade Birmingham, 1941 a42_00436

Great Western Arcade Birmingham, 1941 a42_00436
GREAT WESTERN ARCADE, TEMPLE ROW, BIRMINGHAM. The entrance to the Great Western Arcade from Temple Row with two signs for ARP Shelters visible on lamp posts in the foreground

Background imageBlitz Collection: St Annes Convent Deritend a42_00473

St Annes Convent Deritend a42_00473
St Annes Convent, Lowe Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham. The exterior of St Annes Convent viewed from the east showing the pre Victorian building

Background imageBlitz Collection: St Annes School Deritend a42_00472

St Annes School Deritend a42_00472
St Annes School, Alcester Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham. An old man seated outside St Annes School, Alcester Street

Background imageBlitz Collection: Trinity House Chapel, 1941 a41_00073

Trinity House Chapel, 1941 a41_00073
Chapel at Hull Trinity House and Statue Outside East Front, Princes Dock Street, City of Kingston upon Hull. An exterior view of the east elevation of Trinity House Chapel

Background imageBlitz Collection: Damaged theatre BB44_04083

Damaged theatre BB44_04083
New Royal Pavilion Theatre, 191 - 193 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, Greater London. Interior view of the New Royal Pavilion Theatre, showing the auditorium, in a derelict condition

Background imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz 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 imageBlitz Collection: St Benedicts Norwich, 1942 a42_03731

St Benedicts Norwich, 1942 a42_03731
St Benedicts Church, St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The north elevation of St Benedicts Church showing bomb damage following an air raid in January 1942

Background imageBlitz Collection: St Benedicts Norwich, 1942 a42_03730

St Benedicts Norwich, 1942 a42_03730
St Benedicts Church, St Benedicts Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The surviving tower of St Benedicts Church following an air raid in January 1942 which destroyed the body of the church

Background imageBlitz Collection: Christ Church Coventry 1941 a42_00288

Christ Church Coventry 1941 a42_00288
Christ Church, New Union Street, Coventry. A view looking north west across the nave and north aisle in Christ Church, showing the results of bomb damage



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