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Bomb Damage Collection

"Bomb Damage: A Glimpse into the Devastation of War" Bombed St Thomas Hospital: Witnessing the aftermath of destruction

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: Troops assist rescue workers to release bomb victims trapped under the ruins of their

Troops assist rescue workers to release bomb victims trapped under the ruins of their homes in Scarborough Street, Hull May 1942

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The morning after an air raid by the German Luftwaffe on Scarborough Street in the city

The morning after an air raid by the German Luftwaffe on Scarborough Street in the city of Hull, East Yorkshire. Though their home was totally destroyed

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building

The London Blitz An ARP warden rescues a young girl from the wreckage of a building bombed by Germany. V1 attack Buckingham Gate, Victoria

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The House they Left Behind Pub

The House they Left Behind Pub
The House They Left Behind pub in Ropemakers Fields, Tower Hamlets in the heart of the East End of London as it was in 1986. Since converted to a house. Date: 1986

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bombed St Thomas Hospital

Bombed St Thomas Hospital
The site of an air raid, which severely damaged St Thomas Hospital, London, May 1941. The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben can be seen across the Thames

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Harry Watts London Can Take It! (1940)

Harry Watts London Can Take It! (1940)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940

Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940
On 20th August 1940 Newton Abbot Station was attacked by three German planes. This image shows the devastation that was caused by both bomb damage and extensive machine gun fire

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Charles Church Plymouth a57_00340

Charles Church Plymouth a57_00340
CHARLES CHURCH, CITY OF PLYMOUTH. Exterior view from the south-east showing the ruins of Charles Church, which was burned out by incendiary bombs in March 1941

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage to Keyes Garden on the Matthew Bank Estate, Jesmond, Newcastle

Bomb damage to Keyes Garden on the Matthew Bank Estate, Jesmond, Newcastle. 29th December 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941

Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
A 4300 Mogul locomotive, No. 8314, lies amongst the debris following an air raid in Weymouth on 17th January 1941. Star Class locomotive, Princess Charlotte

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb Damage at Royal Oak near Paddington c. 1940

Bomb Damage at Royal Oak near Paddington c. 1940
Bomb damage to stations was inevitable after the sustained air attacks by the German Luftwaffe in late 1940 and early 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Scene showing a destroyed residential street in the city of Plymouth following an air

Scene showing a destroyed residential street in the city of Plymouth following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. 13th August 1943

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The RFA Sir Tristram enters the River Tyne after an 8, 000 mile rescue operation following

The RFA Sir Tristram enters the River Tyne after an 8, 000 mile rescue operation following the Falklands Conflict. On board were a handful of ship repair yard workers

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage to Paddington Station in 1941

Bomb damage to Paddington Station in 1941
A view of the departure side of Paddington Station following the explosion of a parachute mine on 17th April 1941. A gaping hole can be seen to the right of the image where the station offices were

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941, 1941

Mr. Churchill contemplates the ruins of the House of Commons, bombed in May 1941, 1941 (1955). Incendiary bombs which fell on the nights of 10

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: St Pauls Square Birmingham aa42_00123

St Pauls Square Birmingham aa42_00123
38 St Pauls Square, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. The exterior of 38 St Pauls Square, the premises of Martin & Company, Brassfounders and Woodworkers, photographed in 1941

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: Air Raid Ruined Buildings

Air Raid Ruined Buildings
12th May 1941: Buildings devastated during air raids near the dome of St Pauls Cathedral in the City. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bombed London

Bombed London
circa 1940: Bomb damage sustained by the City of London. Tower Bridge can be seen in the background. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Pauls Bomb Damage

St Pauls Bomb Damage
20th October 1940: St Pauls Cathedral after a direct hit during the blitz in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bombers of the German Luftwaffe in flight over London during the Battle of Britain

Bombers of the German Luftwaffe in flight over London during the Battle of Britain. Picture shows: Two Dornier 217s flying above fires started by bombs in the neighbourhood of Beckton gas works in

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_004

Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_004
Millbank Estate, Ruskin House, Herrick Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. View from the north of Ruskin House on the Millbank Estate

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Repairing Milbank Estate P_H00261_001
Millbank Estate, Ruskin House, Herrick Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. An elevated view of Ruskin House on the Millbank Estate

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: Scene of destruction in Caroline Street, Kingston Upon Hull after an air raid on the city

Scene of destruction in Caroline Street, Kingston Upon Hull after an air raid on the city on the night of 24th June 1943

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Pauls Cathedral flood lit during the VE day celebrations to celebrate victory in

St Pauls Cathedral flood lit during the VE day celebrations to celebrate victory in Europe. 8th May 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Blitz Skyline

Blitz Skyline
1940: The London skyline during the blitz. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Treasury, Whitehall, after being hit by a bomb. Circa 1940

The Treasury, Whitehall, after being hit by a bomb. Circa 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942)

Thousands Were Suddenly Made Homeless, c1940 (1942). Families made homeless by the blitz of World War II. From Frontline 1940-1941. [His Majestys Stationery Office, London, 1942]

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Petworth Boys School

Petworth Boys School
Petworth bombed boys school. Clearing rubble, bombed buildings in background, military vehicle and commercial lorry in foreground George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage to Bowden Hall locomotive at Keyham Station, 1941

Bomb damage to Bowden Hall locomotive at Keyham Station, 1941
This image was taken on 30th April 1941, the morning after an air raid at Keyham Station, Plymouth. It shows extensive damage to Hall Class locomotive, Bowden Hall

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Rebuilding P_H00101_009

Rebuilding P_H00101_009
DOVER, KENT. A large group of Belgian labourers, working on behalf of the Ministry of Works and posing outside of reconstructed terraced housing, in Dover, Kent

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Cow Lane Coventry, 1941 a42_00357

Cow Lane Coventry, 1941 a42_00357
Baker Billing and Crows Charity School, Cow Lane, Coventry. The front elevation of Baker, Billing and Crows Charity School on Cow Lane showing the entrance to Pressings Limited Cow Lane Works

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Survivors at Arras, 1917. Creator: CRW Nevinson

Survivors at Arras, 1917. Creator: CRW Nevinson
Survivors at Arras, 1917

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Town Hall, Louvain, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Town Hall, Louvain, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Town Hall, Louvain, between c1914 and c1915. Shows a town hall which was damaged during World War I, Louvain, Belgium

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Hotel de Ville, Arras, 26 May 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Hotel de Ville, Arras, 26 May 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Hotel de Ville, Arras, 26 May 1917. Ruins of the Hotel de Ville, Arras, France on May 26, 1917 during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Arras Cathedral, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service

Arras Cathedral, 1917. Creator: Bain News Service
Arras Cathedral, 1917. The Cathedral in Arras, on the Western Front in France taken from the top of one of its walls, 30 April 1917 after the Battle of Arras during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb crater in France, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service

Bomb crater in France, between c1915 and 1918. Creator: Bain News Service
Bomb crater in France, between c1915 and 1918

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: German locomotive in the Somme damaged by French shells, between c1915 and c1920

German locomotive in the Somme damaged by French shells, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
German locomotive in the Somme damaged by French shells, between c1915 and c1920. A soldier standing next to a German locomotive which was damaged by French shells in the Somme

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: How the Przemysl Forts were wrecked, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

How the Przemysl Forts were wrecked, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
How the Przemysl Forts were wrecked, between 1914 and c1915. Fort in Przemysl, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Poland) during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Fromelles - Uninjured figure in wrecked church, 29 July 1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Fromelles - Uninjured figure in wrecked church, 29 July 1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Fromelles - Uninjured figure in wrecked church, 29 July 1915 (date created or published later). A crucifix in a ruined church in Fromelles, France during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Longwy, Church wrecked by aeroplanes, 5 Feb 1916. Creator: Bain News Service

Longwy, Church wrecked by aeroplanes, 5 Feb 1916. Creator: Bain News Service
Longwy, Church wrecked by aeroplanes, 5 Feb 1916 (date created or published later). A church in Longwy, Belgium, possibly Saint-Dagobert Church, which was damaged by bombing during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Wrecked bridge over Morawa [i.e. Morava], between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

Wrecked bridge over Morawa [i.e. Morava], between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
Wrecked bridge over Morawa [i.e. Morava], between c1915 and c1920. A bridge over the Morava River, Serbia during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Rue Bellan [i.e. Bellon], Senlis, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Rue Bellan [i.e. Bellon], Senlis, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Rue Bellan [i.e. Bellon], Senlis, 1914. Re Bellan bombed by the Germans




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"Bomb Damage: A Glimpse into the Devastation of War" Bombed St Thomas Hospital: Witnessing the aftermath of destruction, St Thomas Hospital stands as a haunting reminder of the relentless bombings during wartime. Harry Watts London Can Take It. (1940): Amidst chaos and destruction, brave Londoners like Harry Watts demonstrate resilience in the face of adversity, proving that their city can withstand any challenge. Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940: The scars left on Newton Abbot Station bear witness to the relentless attacks on Britain's transportation infrastructure during World War II. Bomb Damage at Royal Oak near Paddington c. 1940: The once vibrant neighborhood near Paddington bears visible wounds from enemy bombs, reminding us of the toll war takes on civilian life. The RFA Sir Tristram enters the River Tyne after an 8, 000 mile rescue operation following. . : After an arduous journey spanning thousands of miles through treacherous waters and bomb-ravaged landscapes, RFA Sir Tristram arrives in River Tyne as a symbol of hope and salvation for those affected by war. St Pauls Square Birmingham aa42_00123: In this poignant image captured amidst rubble-strewn streets, St Pauls Square in Birmingham serves as a testament to both human endurance and determination to rebuild shattered communities. St Pauls Cathedral floodlit during VE day celebrations to celebrate victory in. . : Illuminated against darkened skies, St Pauls Cathedral shines with pride during VE Day celebrations—a beacon representing triumph over adversity and unity among nations. Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941: This photograph captures a powerful symbol—the damaged Mogul locomotive—representing not only physical destruction but also resilience as it continues its duty despite enduring the horrors of war.