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"Bombs: Unleashing Destruction and Resilience Throughout History" Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Background imageBombs Collection: Propaganda poster for the RAF

Propaganda poster for the RAF during World War Two. Victory of the Allies is assured. Intensive bombing of Germanys war industries continues

Background imageBombs Collection: Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather

Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Colonel Fitz-Shrapnel receives the following message from G.H.Q Please let us know, as soon as possible, the number of tins of raspberry jam issued to you last Friday

Background imageBombs Collection: Rejected by the inventions board

Rejected by the inventions board

Background imageBombs Collection: North Sheffield marked with bombing targets, c. 1940

North Sheffield marked with bombing targets, c. 1940
Full title: Ordnance Survey map of north Sheffield copied by the Germans, and marked with bombing targets, c. 1940 Original at Sheffield Libraries: y06718

Background imageBombs Collection: Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2

Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2
Panoramic view of extensive bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, 14 November 1944, with ambulances ready to remove casualties from the scene

Background imageBombs Collection: King George VI and Winston Churchill, 1940

King George VI and Winston Churchill, 1940
Wartime British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill photographed with King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace in September 1940 after the Palace had been damaged by German bombs during

Background imageBombs Collection: WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb

WW2 poster, How to tackle a fire bomb, indoors and outdoors, with explanatory illustrations, by the Ministry of Home Security. Date: early 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1

Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1
Drawing reproduced from a German weekly newspaper article which gave particulars of British and Russian hand grenades. Figs. 1, 2, 3 & 4 illustrate the Mills grenade. Date: 1918

Background imageBombs Collection: Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2

Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2
Panoramic view of bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, 18 November 1944. Rubble and debris can be seen on both sides of the road

Background imageBombs Collection: Bouncing Bomb

Bouncing Bomb
Plans for Operation Chastise drawn by Sir Barnes Neville Wallis for the bouncing bomb used in the raid known as the Dambusters in World War II Date: c. 1943

Background imageBombs Collection: Ordnance Survey map of north Sheffield copied by the Germans, and marked with bombing targets

Ordnance Survey map of north Sheffield copied by the Germans, and marked with bombing targets
Original at Sheffield Local Studiess 26 M/4

Background imageBombs Collection: Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz

Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz
" Canterbury under fire" - Damage sustained to the Cathedal LIbrary examined by Dr. Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury, by bombing on the city by German planes of the luftwaffe during WW2

Background imageBombs Collection: Monte Bello atomic test

Monte Bello atomic test
First British atomic test, Monte Bello islands, Australia on the 3rd October 1952 Date: 3rd October 1952

Background imageBombs Collection: German inventions for war in the air by G. H. Davis

German inventions for war in the air by G. H. Davis
The ingenuity of German scientists applied to the war in the air. Illustrating the methods and machines exploited and used by the Germans during the Second World War. Date: 1945

Background imageBombs Collection: Back Them Up - World War Two poster

Back Them Up - World War Two poster
World War Two poster depicting British bombers (they look like the Bristol Beaufort) carrying out a daytime bombing raid on the city of Berlin

Background imageBombs Collection: A RAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II carrying seven BL755 cluster bombs

A RAF McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II carrying seven BL755 cluster bombs and four Sparrow and four Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.. 1st August 1977

Background imageBombs Collection: Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2

Bomb damage in Sidney Street, East London, WW2. Both sides of the entire street were shattered by two bombs. Date: 1940

Background imageBombs Collection: Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2

Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell, WW2
Blitz in London -- Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell. General view showing the fire damage caused by incendiary bombs on 21 February 1944, including the top floor of the Steam Pipe Company. Date: 1944

Background imageBombs Collection: Map, Britain -- Spearhead of Attack, WW2

Map, Britain -- Spearhead of Attack, WW2. Date: 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: Ordnance Survey map of north east Sheffield copied by the Germans

Ordnance Survey map of north east Sheffield copied by the Germans, and marked with bombing targets, c. 1940
Original at Sheffield City Archives MD7731/4 and Sheffield Local Studies Librarys 26 M/5

Background imageBombs Collection: British terriorials charging at Loos

British terriorials charging at Loos
Illustration by S. Begg showing British troops wearing anti-gas masks charging German trenches of the fortified second line at the Battle of Loos with bombs and bayonets

Background imageBombs Collection: Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2

Blitz in London -- Union Road, Rotherhithe, WW2
Blitz in London -- a large unexploded parachute bomb lying on a pile of timber at Union Road, Rotherhithe, SE London. Date: 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: New German incendiary bomb by G. H. Davis

New German incendiary bomb by G. H. Davis
Details of the new German explosive incendiary bomb produced during the Second World War. Explanatory drawings showing how the bomb is constructed, and the proper methods of tackling it. Date: 1942

Background imageBombs Collection: Types of war bombs in use by G. H. Davis

Types of war bombs in use by G. H. Davis
Instruments of destruction: types of war bombs in use during the Second World War. A comparative chart showing the various types, including the incendiary, the high explosive, the armour piercing

Background imageBombs Collection: Blitz in London -- Old Compton Street, WW2

Blitz in London -- Old Compton Street, WW2
Blitz in London -- firefighters in action in Old Compton Street, W1, where a gas main was ignited by a high explosive bomb and buildings were damaged by the blast, 24 February 1944

Background imageBombs Collection: WW2 - Map showing Flying Bomb hits during Blitz on London

WW2 - Map showing Flying Bomb hits during Blitz on London in the LCC-London Fire Brigade Control Room at Lambeth HQ, SE1

Background imageBombs Collection: Firestorm (colour litho)

Firestorm (colour litho)
2778617 Firestorm (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Firestorm. Teams of Axis airplanes swoop down on the English motorized columns that attack in)

Background imageBombs Collection: World War Two - Second World War - The ruins after a German air raid on a North East of

World War Two - Second World War - The ruins after a German air raid on a North East of England town. Pictured is the bomb damaged Keyes Gardens on the Matthew Bank Estate, Jesmond, Newcastle

Background imageBombs Collection: Launching of V2 rocket bombs by G. H. Davis

Launching of V2 rocket bombs by G. H. Davis
The launching of V2 rocket bombs during the Second World War: an official photograph and its explanation. On the left: a scene at Peenemunde, birthplace of the V2

Background imageBombs Collection: London during the Blitz While services are being held in London, commemorating the

London during the Blitz While services are being held in London, commemorating the second anniversary of The Battle of Britain

Background imageBombs Collection: WW1 / 1915 / AIR / COURTRAI

WW1 / 1915 / AIR / COURTRAI
Rhodes-Moorhouse bombs the railway at Courtrai, wins the Victoria Cross but dies of his wounds. Date: 26 April 1915

Background imageBombs Collection: Cartoon on the Trenches

Cartoon on the Trenches
Well, if you knows of a better ole go to it! A comic glance at the desperate reality of the trenches

Background imageBombs Collection: B-24 Liberator bombers Neuberg Austria. 1945

B-24 Liberator bombers Neuberg Austria. 1945
Vintage World War II photograph - official US militaryphoto: b-24 Liberator bombers en route to drop fragmentation bombs on the airfield of Neuberg Austria. 1945

Background imageBombs Collection: Cartoon, Jeremiah O Donovan Rossa, Irish Fenian

Cartoon, Jeremiah O Donovan Rossa, Irish Fenian
Cartoon, Jeremiah O Donovan Rossa (1831-1915), Irish Fenian leader - The terrible monster who was frightened by a woman! He was a pioneer in the use of explosives for political persuasion

Background imageBombs Collection: Macedonians defending themselves with bombs against Turkish soldiers (colour litho)

Macedonians defending themselves with bombs against Turkish soldiers (colour litho)
2795764 Macedonians defending themselves with bombs against Turkish soldiers (colour litho) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBombs Collection: Armoured Tractor, ploughing fields littered with shells and bombs, 31st August 1967

Armoured Tractor, ploughing fields littered with shells and bombs, 31st August 1967. Forestry Commission volunteers help reclaim 900 acres of a Royal Artillery range for forestry work, Trawsfynydd

Background imageBombs Collection: Blitz in London -- burnt-out incendiary device, WW2

Blitz in London -- burnt-out incendiary device, WW2
Blitz in London -- incendiary device which burnt itself out on an asphalt roof. Date: 1940s

Background imageBombs Collection: Blitz in City of London -- Newgate Street, WW2

Blitz in City of London -- Newgate Street, WW2
Blitz in the City of London -- three firefighters in action with a hosepipe outside Newgate Street post office, 30 December 1940

Background imageBombs Collection: War Remnants Museum American War Saigon Ho Chi Minh Vietnam bombs captured

War Remnants Museum American War Saigon Ho Chi Minh Vietnam bombs captured

Background imageBombs Collection: Leningrad Library

Leningrad Library
Reading in the library despite constant bombing - during the siege, bombs landed about every 3 minutes. The sign reads Please keep quiet

Background imageBombs Collection: Before Zero Hour, 1945 (oil on canvas)

Before Zero Hour, 1945 (oil on canvas)
CIV215816 Before Zero Hour, 1945 (oil on canvas) by Colville, Alex (1920-2013); 38.8x57.3 cm; Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Canada; © Canadian War Museum

Background imageBombs Collection: Lieut. Scott's Aero Bomb, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service

Lieut. Scott's Aero Bomb, (1912?). Creator: Bain News Service
Lieut. Scott's Aero Bomb, (1912?). Probably shows bomb sighting and dropping device designed by Lieutenant Riley E. Scott in 1911

Background imageBombs Collection: Effects of the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki (b/w photo)

Effects of the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki (b/w photo)
8625727 Effects of the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBombs Collection: Effects of the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki (b/w photo)

Effects of the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki (b/w photo)
8625721 Effects of the Atomic Bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBombs Collection: Plate showing a typical air pump

Plate showing a typical air pump
5307891 Plate showing a typical air pump.; (add.info.: Plate showing a typical air pump. Fig 33 shows a typical pump with a rack-and-pinion mechanism for exhausting the bell)

Background imageBombs Collection: The son of King Francois I, during a hunt (engraving)

The son of King Francois I, during a hunt (engraving)
5944458 The son of King Francois I, during a hunt (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: Engraving Before the departure for the hunt The son of King Francois I jumped in a hike behind Emperor)

Background imageBombs Collection: Shand and Mason's fire engine

Shand and Mason's fire engine
5309998 Shand and Mason's fire engine; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Shand and Mason's fire engine, used by the London Fire Brigade. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageBombs Collection: Fire-fighters battle a blaze near Tottenham Court Road, London

Fire-fighters battle a blaze near Tottenham Court Road, London
5309997 Fire-fighters battle a blaze near Tottenham Court Road, London; (add.info.: Engraving depicting fire-fighters battle a blaze near Tottenham Court Road, London)




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"Bombs: Unleashing Destruction and Resilience Throughout History" Bomb damage in Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, WW2: A haunting reminder of the devastation caused by bombs during World War II, as homes crumbled under the weight of destruction. Bomb damage in Kilgour Road, SE London, WW2: Witnessing the scars left behind by bombs that once shook this neighborhood is a testament to the resilience and strength of its residents. Propaganda poster for the RAF: With bold colors and powerful imagery, this propaganda poster rallied support for the Royal Air Force's relentless fight against enemy bombers during wartime. Sectional view of a Mills grenade, WW1: Delve into history with an intricate look at a Mills grenade from World War I – a weapon that changed warfare forever. Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather: In his poignant book capturing life on the frontlines during WWI, Bruce Bairnsfather reminds us of how bombs shaped destinies and tested human spirit. Rejected by the inventions board: Explore some intriguing bomb-related inventions that failed to make their mark but sparked curiosity among inventors seeking innovative ways to wage war or protect lives. Ordnance Survey map of north Sheffield copied by Germans marked with bombing targets: Discover how even maps became weapons as German forces meticulously marked bombing targets over North Sheffield during WWII – a chilling glimpse into strategic planning. Bouncing Bomb: The daring invention that defied gravity. Learn about Barnes Wallis' ingenious creation designed to breach dams during WWII and cripple enemy infrastructure like never before. North Sheffield marked with bombing targets c. 1940: Step back in time as you witness markings on an old map revealing potential destruction planned upon unsuspecting communities – highlighting both fear and determination amidst war-torn skies. WW2 poster - How to tackle a fire bomb.