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Bomb Damage Collection (#9)

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

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Photo-reconnaissance image taken by No1 PRU of the damaged Heinkel aircraft factory at

Photo-reconnaissance image taken by No1 PRU of the damaged Heinkel aircraft factory at Marienehe, Rostock, Germany, following a series of major raids by Bomber Command. 1

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Photo Reconnaissance image taken following RAF Bomber Command raid on Nurenburg

Photo Reconnaissance image taken following RAF Bomber Command raid on Nurenburg on the night of the 8th/9th March 1943. Photo shows

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Photo reconnaissance image taken by No 1 PRU of Cologne

Photo reconnaissance image taken by No 1 PRU of Cologne, Germany after Operation Millennium, the first Thousand-bomber raid by aircraft of Bomber Command on the night of 30/31 May 1942

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: British troops in Bremen. The city and port of Bremen was captured by British Troops

British troops in Bremen. The city and port of Bremen was captured by British Troops on April 27th 1945, although some Germans were still holding out in one of the city parks until the following day

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Photo reconnaissance image taken by a Supermarine Spitfire of 542 Squadron RAF after

Photo reconnaissance image taken by a Supermarine Spitfire of 542 Squadron RAF after Bomber Command carried out a major raid on the Krupps Works, Essen, Germany, on 12/13 March 1943

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Last Days at Singapore. Civil defence workers fight the flames

Last Days at Singapore. Civil defence workers fight the flames, which consume natives houses at the height of the savage bombing by the Japanese. Circa 26th Feb 1942

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: British troops and transport moving through the cleared streets of Stadtlohn, Germany

British troops and transport moving through the cleared streets of Stadtlohn, Germany. 4th April 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: German women in Charlottenburg clearing rubble of bomb-out structures during the Second

German women in Charlottenburg clearing rubble of bomb-out structures during the Second World War. 6th July 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Havoc at Tobruk. Aerial view of Tobruk with sunken cargo vessel in the foreground

Havoc at Tobruk. Aerial view of Tobruk with sunken cargo vessel in the foreground and burning petrol in foreground. Circa 9th February 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Incendiary bombs fall on Yokohama. (Picture) Thousands of incendiary bombs rain

Incendiary bombs fall on Yokohama. (Picture) Thousands of incendiary bombs rain down upon the war factories of Yokohama, the devastating raid which destroyed nearly seven square miles of the city

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: British Avengers attack Shannoshu shipyard, Innoshima during Second World War

British Avengers attack Shannoshu shipyard, Innoshima during Second World War. 17th August 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Axis troops clear up the debris on Spanish Mole, Tripoli, after an RAF raid

Axis troops clear up the debris on Spanish Mole, Tripoli, after an RAF raid. Circa 17th January 1942

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: This burning tug is the result of of an attack by R. A. F. Liberators in the Gulf of Siam

This burning tug is the result of of an attack by R. A. F. Liberators in the Gulf of Siam
This burning tug is the result of of an attack by R.A.F. Liberators in the Gulf of Siam. 22nd August 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Catholic Church in Tobruk although badly damaged is still standing

The Catholic Church in Tobruk although badly damaged is still standing. Services are held elsewhere but soldiers often call in for a few minutes during the day

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Attack by naval Avengers on an Innoshima shipyard. 3rd September 1945

Attack by naval Avengers on an Innoshima shipyard. 3rd September 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Photograph taken after the Allies entry into Tunis of acres

Photograph taken after the Allies entry into Tunis of acres and acres of devastation in the dock area, where warehouses and installations have been completely wiped out. Circa May 1943

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: San Stefano smashed. Bursts of high explosive bombs can be seen directly in the target

San Stefano smashed. Bursts of high explosive bombs can be seen directly in the target area, as the B-17s complete their mission of destruction on this vital Axis supply base

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: British Military Police sit in comfort while checking convoys across the bridge at Arnhem

British Military Police sit in comfort while checking convoys across the bridge at Arnhem. 18th April 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Central Telegraph Office in London through which more than a quarter of the total

The Central Telegraph Office in London through which more than a quarter of the total telegraph traffic of Britain passed, was totally destroyed by fire on the night of 29th - 30th December

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Aachen Germany. A part of the city Aachen, Germany

Aachen Germany. A part of the city Aachen, Germany, showing fires and smoke caused by American combined air and ground attack. 18th October 1944

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Battle for Caen is the name given to fighting between the British Second Army

The Battle for Caen is the name given to fighting between the British Second Army and the German Panzergruppe West in the Second World War for control of the city of Caen and vicinity

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Risan captured by Yugoslav partisans. Partisans taking a rest after the battle for

Risan captured by Yugoslav partisans. Partisans taking a rest after the battle for Risan in the fort of Grkobac, 1 mile north of Ledenice

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Native houses are reduced to smouldering ruins after the Japanese bombers have passed

Native houses are reduced to smouldering ruins after the Japanese bombers have passed over. Circa Feb 1942

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Some of the effects of the terrific air bombardment of Cologne. 7th March 1945

Some of the effects of the terrific air bombardment of Cologne. 7th March 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: First French troops go into action on 5th army front. 10th January 1944

First French troops go into action on 5th army front. 10th January 1944

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Occupation of Palmyra. After strong opposition British troops occupied Palmyra in

Occupation of Palmyra. After strong opposition British troops occupied Palmyra in Eastern Syria. British troops searching the ruins of the Temple of Baal for any snipers posts. Circa 1940s

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Second Great Fire of London. Scenes outside the Bank of England. December 1940

Second Great Fire of London. Scenes outside the Bank of England. December 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage at Fetter Lane, London. Geraldine House, the Daily Mirror offices

Bomb damage at Fetter Lane, London. Geraldine House, the Daily Mirror offices, can be seen in the distance. Circa 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Second Great Fire of London. Huge crater outside the Bank. 30th December 1940

The Second Great Fire of London. Huge crater outside the Bank. 30th December 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: All that was left of the Sheffield trams after the raiders had passed

All that was left of the Sheffield trams after the raiders had passed. Sheffield workers went to their tasks handicapped by the crippled transport services but still they went to it determined

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Civilians of the town of Trois Vierges, Luxembourg after German troops were pushed out by

Civilians of the town of Trois Vierges, Luxembourg after German troops were pushed out by 90th Division Infantrymen. 8th February 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: 5th Infantry Regiment troops march through the streets of Bitche, France

5th Infantry Regiment troops march through the streets of Bitche, France. 23rd March 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: View looking down Oxford Street in Swansea, South Wales after three nights of heavy

View looking down Oxford Street in Swansea, South Wales after three nights of heavy bombing by the German Luftwaffe in the blitz of the city. 24th February 1941

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Children continue to play games and enjoy adventures, even amongst the desolation caused

Children continue to play games and enjoy adventures, even amongst the desolation caused by German Luftwaffe air raids in Manchester, northern England during the Second World War. 25th June 1943

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The remains of a bus, destroyed in Stepney, East London following an air raid by

The remains of a bus, destroyed in Stepney, East London following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe in the Blitz. 15th December 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Scene showing the salvaged equipment of a burnt-out hospital in Weston Super Mare

Scene showing the salvaged equipment of a burnt-out hospital in Weston Super Mare following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. 28th June 1942

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: A dog rescued from a destroyed building by Air Raid Precaution wardens (ARP

A dog rescued from a destroyed building by Air Raid Precaution wardens (ARP) following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe in London during there Second world War. 14th October 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Scene showing considerable damage to the front of a bus following an air raid by

Scene showing considerable damage to the front of a bus following an air raid by the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War. 18th August 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Bomb damage in Bristol. Avon and Somerset area of England

Bomb damage in Bristol. Avon and Somerset area of England. Two men walk by a house in ruins. Actual street unknown. Bristol was Englands fifth most heavily bombed city

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The Battle of Cherbourg was part of the Battle of Normandy during World War II

The Battle of Cherbourg was part of the Battle of Normandy during World War II. It was fought immediately after the successful Allied landings

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: The city of Duren is located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of

The city of Duren is located on the main fighting front during the Allied invasion of Germany in World War II. (Picture) US convoy rolls through Duren. 4th April 1945

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Damage inflicted by R. A. F. bomber command on the night of May 29th / May 30th when they

Damage inflicted by R. A. F. bomber command on the night of May 29th / May 30th when they
Damage inflicted by R.A.F. bomber command on the night of May 29th/May 30th when they attacked factories at Gennevilliers, near Paris. 3rd June 1942

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Several people were slightly injured when a bomb struck the corner of Kings Heath public

Several people were slightly injured when a bomb struck the corner of Kings Heath public baths which was being used as a First Aid post in Birmingham during the Second World War. 30th October 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Damage to shops and houses in a West Midlands town following an air raid during

Damage to shops and houses in a West Midlands town following an air raid during the Second World War. Not a single windows has remained in tact. Circa August 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Damage to a building in Birmingham following an air raid on the city during the Second

Damage to a building in Birmingham following an air raid on the city during the Second World War. Not a single windows has remained in tact. 14th August 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Damage to a bus station and surrounding buildings after an air raid in Manchester

Damage to a bus station and surrounding buildings after an air raid in Manchester. 25th December 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: Postmen shift through the wreckage and rubble to retrieve letters from a blitzed post box

Postmen shift through the wreckage and rubble to retrieve letters from a blitzed post box in central London. Circa December 1940

Background imageBomb Damage Collection: General view of Easton Road in Bristol after bombing during the Second World War

General view of Easton Road in Bristol after bombing during the Second World War. Circa 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.