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Bomb Damage Collection (#6)

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

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Johns Bablake, 1941 a42_00318

St Johns Bablake, 1941 a42_00318
St John the Baptists Church, Fleet Street, Bablake, Coventry. The west end of St John the Baptists Church viewed from the north west showing windows boarded as a result of bomb damage

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: St Johns Bablake, 1941 a42_00316

St Johns Bablake, 1941 a42_00316
St John the Baptists Church, Fleet Street, Bablake, Coventry. A view looking along the nave towards the font in St John the Baptists Church showing damage to the west window

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00441

Horsefair Birmingham, 1941 a42_00441
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: The reflection of a man is seen on a shattered car windscreen after a bomb blast in the

The reflection of a man is seen on a shattered car windscreen after a bomb blast in the village of Karzakan, southwest of the capital Manama, December 9, 2014

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Experts investigate debris near the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok

Experts investigate debris near the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand, August 18, 2015. A bomb blast at a popular shrine in Bangkok that killed 22 people including eight foreigners

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Broken glass from the blast is pictured near the site of a deadly blast in central

Broken glass from the blast is pictured near the site of a deadly blast in central Bangkok, Thailand, August 18, 2015. A bomb blast at a popular shrine in Bangkok that killed 22 people including

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Road of Victory, 1918 (oil on canvas)

The Road of Victory, 1918 (oil on canvas)
PLT238245 The Road of Victory, 1918 (oil on canvas) by Allard L Olivier, Fernand (1883-1933); Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Avenue of the Chateau, Bourlon, Western Front (oil on canvas)

Avenue of the Chateau, Bourlon, Western Front (oil on canvas)
1128148 Avenue of the Chateau, Bourlon, Western Front (oil on canvas) by Rothenstein, William (1872-1945); 98x81 cm; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, West Yorkshire

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Cloth Hall, Ypres (oil on canvas)

The Cloth Hall, Ypres (oil on canvas)
1128407 The Cloth Hall, Ypres (oil on canvas) by Rothenstein, William (1872-1945); 76x152.5 cm; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, West Yorkshire

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Blasted Trees (oil on canvas)

Blasted Trees (oil on canvas)
1128145 Blasted Trees (oil on canvas) by Rothenstein, William (1872-1945); 98x81 cm; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, West Yorkshire

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Avenue at Bourlon, Western Front (oil on canvas)

Avenue at Bourlon, Western Front (oil on canvas)
1128471 Avenue at Bourlon, Western Front (oil on canvas) by Rothenstein, William (1872-1945); 109x156 cm; Bradford Art Galleries and Museums, West Yorkshire, UK; © Bradford Museums & Galleries

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: German Airforce

German Airforce
circa 1915: A German Airman demonstrates the greater range of fire achieved by mounting his gun on a swivel upon a rotating ring. On the right, German hangars damaged after a British raid

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: View of the Petersburg Gas Works, May 1865. Creator: Alexander Gardner

View of the Petersburg Gas Works, May 1865. Creator: Alexander Gardner
View of the Petersburg Gas Works, May 1865. Damage to building from Union army - vehicle marked Photographic Wagon Engineer Department on right. Albumen print, pl

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Potter House Atlanta, 1864. Creator: George N. Barnard

The Potter House Atlanta, 1864. Creator: George N. Barnard
The Potter House Atlanta, 1864. Abumen print, plate 38 from the album " Photographic Views of the Sherman Campaign" (1866)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: East Hill Estate: property damaged by bomb, London, 1941 (b / w photo)

East Hill Estate: property damaged by bomb, London, 1941 (b / w photo)
1812614 East Hill Estate: property damaged by bomb, London, 1941 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); London Metropolitan Archives

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: East Hill Estate: bomb damage, London, 1941 (b / w photo)

East Hill Estate: bomb damage, London, 1941 (b / w photo)
1812612 East Hill Estate: bomb damage, London, 1941 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); London Metropolitan Archives, City of London; (add.info.: Wandsworth)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: View of Rue St. Martin, Soissons, 1918 (b / w photo)

View of Rue St. Martin, Soissons, 1918 (b / w photo)
STC406145 View of Rue St. Martin, Soissons, 1918 (b/w photo) by German Photographer (20th Century); Private Collection; (add.info.: what the French artillery had not completely destroyed)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Ypres, Belgium (b / w photo)

Ypres, Belgium (b / w photo)
2662580 Ypres, Belgium (b/w photo) by Belgian Photographer (20th century); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: From an album of 134 photographs associated with World War One)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Hotel de Ville after the bombardment, Ypres, 1915 (b / w photo)

Hotel de Ville after the bombardment, Ypres, 1915 (b / w photo)
2662564 Hotel de Ville after the bombardment, Ypres, 1915 (b/w photo) by Belgian Photographer (20th century); National Army Museum

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Rue de Verger, 27 June 1915 (b / w photo)

The Rue de Verger, 27 June 1915 (b / w photo)
2662562 The Rue de Verger, 27 June 1915 (b/w photo) by Belgian Photographer (20th century); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: From an album of 134 photographs associated with World War One)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Neptune Gate after the bombardment, Ypres (b / w photo)

Neptune Gate after the bombardment, Ypres (b / w photo)
2662561 Neptune Gate after the bombardment, Ypres (b/w photo) by Belgian Photographer (20th century); National Army Museum

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Coucy-le-Chateau, 1917 (w / c on paper)

Coucy-le-Chateau, 1917 (w / c on paper)
NUL321383 Coucy-le-Chateau, 1917 (w/c on paper) by Flameng, Francois (1856-1923); Private Collection; (add.info.: destruction of the town after German bombing; ); French, out of copyright

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The City of London after a bombing raid (photo)

The City of London after a bombing raid (photo)
603395 The City of London after a bombing raid (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Damage in the City of London following a bombing raid)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Damage in the City of London (photo)

Damage in the City of London (photo)
603397 Damage in the City of London (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Damage in the City of London following a bombing raid)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bombed Out Interior of Albert Church, 1918 (w / c on paper)

Bombed Out Interior of Albert Church, 1918 (w / c on paper)
701182 Bombed Out Interior of Albert Church, 1918 (w/c on paper) by Procter, Ernest (1886-1935); 31.5x24 cm; Private Collection; Photo eSarah Colegrave Fine Art; English, out of copyright

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Dynamite Outrage in Paris (engraving)

The Dynamite Outrage in Paris (engraving)
1603723 The Dynamite Outrage in Paris (engraving) by Scott, Georges Bertin (1873-1942); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Dynamite Outrage in Paris)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: East Hill Estate: bomb damage, interior of several properties exposed, London

East Hill Estate: bomb damage, interior of several properties exposed, London
1812613 East Hill Estate: bomb damage, interior of several properties exposed, London, 1941 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); London Metropolitan Archives

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The New Order in Europe, Bombed Coventry November 1940, 1940 (oil on board)

The New Order in Europe, Bombed Coventry November 1940, 1940 (oil on board)
3506271 The New Order in Europe, Bombed Coventry November 1940, 1940 (oil on board) by Townsend, Ernest (1880-1944); 33x37.2 cm; Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK; (add.info.: Townsend)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Rue au Buerre, 27 June 1915 (b / w photo)

The Rue au Buerre, 27 June 1915 (b / w photo)
2662563 The Rue au Buerre, 27 June 1915 (b/w photo) by Belgian Photographer (20th century); National Army Museum, London; (add.info.: From an album of 134 photographs associated with World War One)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Grand Place, Ypres, 27 June 1915 (b / w photo)

The Grand Place, Ypres, 27 June 1915 (b / w photo)
2662560 The Grand Place, Ypres, 27 June 1915 (b/w photo) by Belgian Photographer (20th century); National Army Museum, London; (add.info)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Peronne, 3. 1. 1919 (crayon & gouache on paper)

Peronne, 3. 1. 1919 (crayon & gouache on paper)
2616706 Peronne, 3.1.1919 (crayon & gouache on paper) by Procter, Ernest (1886-1935); 49.5x31.8 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Broadgate Coventry after Raid, November 1940, 1940-44 (oil on board)

Broadgate Coventry after Raid, November 1940, 1940-44 (oil on board)
3506272 Broadgate Coventry after Raid, November 1940, 1940-44 (oil on board) by Townsend, Ernest (1880-1944); 24.6x34.6 cm; Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, UK; eHerbert Art Gallery & Museum

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage picture from the top of St Pauls Cathedral (photo)

Bomb damage picture from the top of St Pauls Cathedral (photo)
603420 Bomb damage picture from the top of St Pauls Cathedral (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Bomb damage picture from the top of St Pauls Cathedral)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Damage in the City of London (photo)

Damage in the City of London (photo)
603396 Damage in the City of London (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Damage in the City of London following a bombing raid)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Breakthrough of the Allied armies in Eastern Galicia: footbridge over railway blasted by

Breakthrough of the Allied armies in Eastern Galicia: footbridge over railway blasted by
STC406148 Breakthrough of the Allied armies in Eastern Galicia: footbridge over railway blasted by Russians in Ternopil (b/w photo) by German Photographer (20th Century)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Cameras Eye: Belgians in R. N. ; Postwomens New Uniform

The Cameras Eye: Belgians in R. N. ; Postwomens New Uniform
HJA247911 The Cameras Eye: Belgians in R.N.; Postwomens New Uniform, from The Illustrated London News, 8th February 1941 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Staples Inn Hall Holborn, 1830 (engraving)

Staples Inn Hall Holborn, 1830 (engraving)
3038359 Staples Inn Hall Holborn, 1830 (engraving) by Shepherd, Thomas Hosmer (1792-1864) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Originally a staple where wool was traded)

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: C est ici, chez nous!, 1916. Creator: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen

C est ici, chez nous!, 1916. Creator: Theophile Alexandre Steinlen
C est ici, chez nous!, 1916. [This is our home!]

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Commuters and City workers pick their way through a rubble strewn Stonecutters Street

Commuters and City workers pick their way through a rubble strewn Stonecutters Street the morning after the most devastating raid on London

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Workmen clear rubble from the Cheapside, City of London, the spire of St Mary-le-Bow

Workmen clear rubble from the Cheapside, City of London, the spire of St Mary-le-Bow, in the distance, following a Luftwaffe raid on the city 10th May 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Workmen clear away debris from collapsed Lantern Roof from Westminster Abbey

Workmen clear away debris from collapsed Lantern Roof from Westminster Abbeys High Altar caused by incendiary bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe in the course of one of the heaviest air raids on London

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The dome of St Pauls Cathedral looms over the devastated remains of Cannon Street

The dome of St Pauls Cathedral looms over the devastated remains of Cannon Street the morning after the most devastating raid on London

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Teams from Heavy Rescue and the LCC (London County Council) seen searching

Teams from Heavy Rescue and the LCC (London County Council) seen searching, clearing and making safe flats in Bayswater/Lancaster Gate that were bombed on the night of 20th/21st February 1944

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Firemen dampening down the smouldering ruins in the the City of London following

Firemen dampening down the smouldering ruins in the the City of London following the Luftwaffes most destructive raid on the City. 11th May 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The gutted shell of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London, following the Luftwaffe raid

The gutted shell of St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside, London, following the Luftwaffe raid on the City 11th May 1941. The resulting fire gutted the building

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Traders in Bucklerbury, City of London salvage goods from their premises

Traders in Bucklerbury, City of London salvage goods from their premises. oblivious to the damage to The Mansion House in the background 16th May 1941




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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.