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Bomb Damage Collection (#2)

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

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Capture of Monchengladbach. American tanks in the Square of the bomb-torn town of Monchengladbach

Capture of Monchengladbach. American tanks in the Square of the bomb-torn town of Monchengladbach. Circa 1940s

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Damage to the Palm Court Restaurant, Selfridges, following an air raid attack which took

Damage to the Palm Court Restaurant, Selfridges, following an air raid attack which took place on 17th April. 20th April 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Picture shows business premises in Weston Super Mare, Somerset

Picture shows business premises in Weston Super Mare, Somerset, decimated in The Blitz. June 1942. Street is unknown. On the nights of June 28 and 29

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Cottingham Road, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz. November 1940

Cottingham Road, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz. November 1940. The Hull Blitz was the bombing campaign that targeted the English port city of Kingston upon Hull by the German

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Newbridge Road, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz

Newbridge Road, Hull, Yorkshire, after it was bombed in the Blitz. Firefighters at the scene of a horrendous bombing raid The Hull Blitz was the bombing campaign that targeted the English port city

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Hull, Yorkshire, during The Blitz. Picture shows the devastation in

Hull, Yorkshire, during The Blitz. Picture shows the devastation in Buckingham Street, Hull. The Hull Blitz was the bombing campaign that targeted the English port city of Kingston upon Hull by

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Blitz. Hull. Yorkshire. February 1941. Picture shows Goddard Avenue

The Blitz. Hull. Yorkshire. February 1941. Picture shows Goddard Avenue, Hull. Although the roofs were damaged, the houses were not

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: De La Pole Avenue in Hull, Yorkshire, during the blitz of World War Two

De La Pole Avenue in Hull, Yorkshire, during the blitz of World War Two. The emergency services search the rubble and crater lift by the bomb dropped by The Luftwaffe

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Fountain Road in Hull, Yorkshire, during the blitz of World War Two

Fountain Road in Hull, Yorkshire, during the blitz of World War Two. The emergency services, local people and the army search the rubble and crater lift by the bomb dropped by The Luftwaffe

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Coventry Railway Station suffered severe bomb damage during the Blitz of WWII

Coventry Railway Station suffered severe bomb damage during the Blitz of WWII. Circa 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: WW2 bomb damage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, East Anglia. June 1943

WW2 bomb damage in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, East Anglia. June 1943

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage to No. 24 shop at Swindon Works in 1942

Bomb damage to No. 24 shop at Swindon Works in 1942
Swindon Works should have been a prime target for the German Luftwaffe, but the Works remained relatively unscathed from any air raids on the town

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Air raid damage to goods wagons at Newton Abbot Station in 1940

Air raid damage to goods wagons at Newton Abbot Station in 1940
On 20th August 1940 Newton Abbot Station was attacked by three German planes. This images shows the devastation that was caused by both bomb damage and extensive machine gun fire

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage to Foxs Wood Tunnel, Bristol, 1941

Bomb damage to Foxs Wood Tunnel, Bristol, 1941
A rather forlorn looking carriage can be seen here at the entrance to No.2 Tunnel at Foxs Wood near Bristol in 1941. A bomb had hit the tunnel mouth and ricocheted into the carriage

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: Guildhall York, 1945 a45_05206

Guildhall York, 1945 a45_05206
Guildhall, York. Interior view of the Guildhall showing oak columns standing amid the ruins of steel scaffolding as a result of bomb damage during the Blitz

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 a42_03745

St Bartholomews Heigham, 1942 a42_03745
St Bartholomews Church, St Bartholomews Close, Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk. St Bartholomews Church viewed from the south showing bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: Fleet Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00533

Fleet Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00533
5 - 5A Fleet Street, Coventry. The exterior of 5 and 5A Fleet Street, premises of H E Bass, Furrier and Simmons, Drapers. Evidence of damage caused by air raids can be seen to adjacent buildings

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Greyfriars Lane Coventry, 1941 a42_00358

Greyfriars Lane Coventry, 1941 a42_00358
27 - 28 Greyfriars Lane, Coventry. The front elevation of 27 and 28 Greyfriars Lane and the access to Court 6, showing evidence of bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00356

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00356
Court 20, Little Park Street, Coventry. The exterior of numbers 5 and 6, Court 20, accessed between 92 and 93 Little Park Street, showing the roof covered by tarpaulin

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00353

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00353
Court 16, Little Park Street, Coventry. The houses of Court 16 at the east side of Little Park Street showing damage caused by air raids

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Jordan Well Coventry, 1941 a42_00339

Jordan Well Coventry, 1941 a42_00339
20 - 21 Jordan Well, Coventry. The exterior of 20 and 21 Jordan Well, premises of L H Fearis Ltd. and Tom Pollard, showing damage to the upper storey windows

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00325

New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00325
New Street, Coventry. The exterior of 22 New Street. The houses appears to be abandoned, probably following damage during the Coventry Blitz

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Johns Church, Deritend, 1942 a42_00201

St Johns Church, Deritend, 1942 a42_00201
St Johns Church, High Street Deritend, Deritend, Birmingham. The south elevation and tower of St Johns Church showing bomb damage. This building of 1735 replaced an earlier chapel of 1380

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: Royal Institute Museum a41_00129

Royal Institute Museum a41_00129
Royal Institute Museum, Albion Street, City of Kingston upon Hull. An exterior view of the Royal Institute Museum, built in 1852 by Cuthbert Brodrick and destroyed by the Hull blitz

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

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Rue Bellon, Senlis, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service

Rue Bellon, Senlis, 1914. Creator: Bain News Service
Rue Bellon, Senlis, 1914. A street with ruins in Senlis, France during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb wrecked houses, Yarmouth, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Bomb wrecked houses, Yarmouth, 1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Bomb wrecked houses, Yarmouth, 1915. Homes in Great Yarmouth, England which were damaged by bombs dropped by the German Zeppelin L3 on January 19, 1915 during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Hohenstein-Tannenberg, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Hohenstein-Tannenberg, between 1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Hohenstein-Tannenberg, between 1914 and c1915. Aerial view of the town of Hohenstein, (now Olsztynek, Poland) during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Belgians re-enter Termonde, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Belgians re-enter Termonde, between c1914 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Belgians re-enter Termonde, between c1914 and c1915. Belgian troops during World War I

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Shop in La Ferte Sous Jouarre, 7 Oct 1914?. Creator: Bain News Service

Shop in La Ferte Sous Jouarre, 7 Oct 1914?. Creator: Bain News Service
Shop in La Ferte Sous Jouarre, 7 Oct 1914? (date created or published later). Shops in La Ferte´-sous-Jouarre, France which were damaged in World War I




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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.