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Bomb Damage Collection (#5)

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

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Cowes, Isle of Wight, blitzed. The war memorial was destroyed. May 1942

Cowes, Isle of Wight, blitzed. The war memorial was destroyed. May 1942

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The remains of St Philips Church in central Hull following the raids of May 1941

The remains of St Philips Church in central Hull following the raids of May 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Michaels Cathedral in Coventry lies in ruins after the devastating air raid by

St Michaels Cathedral in Coventry lies in ruins after the devastating air raid by the German Luftwaffe on the night of 14th November 1940 that lasted for over 10 hours

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Moorfields Hospital, City Road, completely flattened after air raid during World War II

Moorfields Hospital, City Road, completely flattened after air raid during World War II. 29th June 1944

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage to Bull Ring, High Street, Birmingham, after air raid on night of 9th April

Bomb damage to Bull Ring, High Street, Birmingham, after air raid on night of 9th April 1941. Pictured 10th April 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: World War Two Air Raids, Birmingham, 10th April 1940. Bull Ring

World War Two Air Raids, Birmingham, 10th April 1940. Bull Ring, Birmingham after heavy raid

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage in Kentish Town, London, 19th June 1944

Bomb damage in Kentish Town, London, 19th June 1944

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage, London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green in London, 2st March 1941

Bomb damage, London Chest Hospital, Bethnal Green in London, 2st March 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Royal Chapel Buckingham Palace Bombed An air raid on 10 September

The Royal Chapel Buckingham Palace Bombed An air raid on 10 September, 1940 destroyed the private Royal Chapel in Buckingham Palace

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Spon Street school, Coventry. This part of the school was demolished

Spon Street school, Coventry. This part of the school was demolished and a new extension was built when the school became Spon Gate Primary school

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Business as usual for this little girl as she changes her toy dolls clothes

Business as usual for this little girl as she changes her toy dolls clothes, surrounded by wreckage and devastation of bombed buildings during the blitz in the Second World War May 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: 'Mary'the elephant aged 25 from Burma and 'Kieri'

"Mary"the elephant aged 25 from Burma and "Kieri"
" Mary" the elephant aged 25 from Burma and " Kieri" aged 35 from Ceylon helping to clear up bombed sites in blitzed Hamburg, Germany. They can lift 3000 lbs easily

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage to the GWRs salvage warehouse in London, 1940

Bomb damage to the GWRs salvage warehouse in London, 1940
In a cruel twist of fate, this image from the 15th November 1940 shows bomb damage to the GWRs salvage warehouse at Park Royal in north-west London

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Scarborough lighthouse hit by a German bomb, First World War, December 1914, (c1920)

Scarborough lighthouse hit by a German bomb, First World War, December 1914, (c1920)
Scarborough lighthouse hit by a German bomb, Yorkshire, First World War, December 1914, (c1920). The Raid on the East Coast, December 16

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bombed buildings in Belgrade, Serbia, First World War, October 1915, (c1920). Creator: Unknown

Bombed buildings in Belgrade, Serbia, First World War, October 1915, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
Bombed buildings in Belgrade, Serbia, First World War, October 1915, (c1920). After the Third Austrian Bombardment: Street Scene in Belgrade

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Repairing Wedmore Estate P_H00258_001

Repairing Wedmore Estate P_H00258_001
Wedmore Estate, Wessex Buildings, Wedmore Street, Holloway, Islington, Greater London. Builders working on the repair of war damaged London Council Council flats, at the Wedmore Estate

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bricklayer P_H00261_003

Bricklayer P_H00261_003
Millbank Estate, Ruskin House, Herrick Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. A bricklayer at work on the repair of Ruskin House on the Millbank Estate

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Repairing bomb damage P_H00252_004

Repairing bomb damage P_H00252_004
Millbank Estate, Erasmus Street, Millbank, City of Westminster, Greater London. Two workmen repairing bomb damage to London Council Council (LCC) flats on the Millbank Estate

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Rebuilding Lambeth OP35458

Rebuilding Lambeth OP35458
St Johns Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, Greater London. Exterior view from the north-west of St Johns Church, showing the building surrounded by scaffolding during rebuilding following bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Roofless church a44_00568

Roofless church a44_00568
St Johns Church, Waterloo Road, Lambeth, Greater London. Interior view of the bomb damaged remains of St Johns Church, showing the east end, June 1941

Background imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage 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 imageBomb Damage Collection: County Hall Coventry, 1941 a42_00527

County Hall Coventry, 1941 a42_00527
County Hall, Cuckoo Lane, Coventry. County Hall viewed from Cuckoo Lane with the tower of Holy Trinity Church in the background. The former courthouse at County Hall opened in 1783

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Cook Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00375

Cook Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00375
COOK STREET, COVENTRY. Exterior view showing bomb damaged cottages on Cook Street

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00351

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00351
Little Park Street, Coventry. The exterior of 92 Little Park Street showing bomb damage to the facade and notices relating to rationing and air raids posted to the boards covering the broken windows

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00350

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00350
Little Park Street, Coventry. The exterior of 91 Little Park Street showing bomb damage to windows and the remains of 90 Little Park Street to the right of frame

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00349

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00349
Little Park Street, Coventry. The interior of 90 Little Park Street showing bomb damage. Coventry City centre was devastated by air raids in November 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00347

Little Park Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00347
Little Park Street, Coventry. The exterior of 83 Little Park Street showing damage caused during air raids. Coventry City centre was devastated by air raids in November 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Kirby House Coventry, 1941 a42_00346

Kirby House Coventry, 1941 a42_00346
Kirby House, Little Park Street, Coventry. The rear elevation of Kirby House at 16 Little Park Street showing evidence of bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Gosford Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00338

Gosford Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00338
6 - 7 Gosford Street, Coventry. The exterior of shop premises at 6 and 7 Gosford Street showing foodstuffs displayed outside number 7 and a tarpaulin covering damage to the roof of number 6

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Gosford Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00335

Gosford Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00335
Gosford Street, Coventry. The bomb damaged premises of H Godfrey, Tailor and Outfitter, at 112 Gosford Street showing a man sweeping the pavement at the front of the shop

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Mermaid Inn, 1941 a42_00333

Mermaid Inn, 1941 a42_00333
Mermaid Inn, Gosford Street, Coventry. The premises of Eavess at 110 Gosford Street, adjacent to the Mermaid Inn showing bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Mermaid Inn, 1941 a42_00332

Mermaid Inn, 1941 a42_00332
Mermaid Inn, Gosford Street, Coventry. The Mermaid Inn at 109 Gosford Street. The windows of the public house are boarded, probably as a result of bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Kirby House Coventry, 1941 a42_00343

Kirby House Coventry, 1941 a42_00343
Kirby House, Little Park Street, Coventry. The front elevation of Kirby House at 16 Little Park Street showing evidence of windows broken during air raids

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00326

New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00326
New Street, Coventry. The remains of 29 New Street, showing probable bomb damage. Coventry City centre was devastated by air raids in November 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00324

New Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00324
New Street, Coventry. A young girl standing on the pavement outside the front door of 13 New Street. The window beside the doorway appears to be boarded, probably as a result of bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Johns Bablake, 1941 a42_00321

St Johns Bablake, 1941 a42_00321
St John the Baptists Church, Fleet Street, Bablake, Coventry. St John the Baptists Church viewed from the south east showing windows boarded as a result of bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Gosford Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00330

Gosford Street Coventry, 1941 a42_00330
35 - 36 Gosford Street, Coventry. The exterior of 35 and 36 Gosford Street. The building appears to show evidence of bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage 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

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Christ Church Coventry 1941 a42_00285

Christ Church Coventry 1941 a42_00285
Christ Church, New Union Street, Coventry. A view looking east along the nave of Christ Church showing the results of bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Johns Bablake, 1941 a42_00320

St Johns Bablake, 1941 a42_00320
St John the Baptists Church, Fleet Street, Bablake, Coventry. The east end of St John the Baptists Church viewed from Corporation Street showing windows boarded as a result of bomb damage




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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.