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Oak Street Norwich, 1942 a42_03736

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Filename: aa42_03736.jpg

Size: 5300 x 4106 (6.2MB)

Date: 24th June 2021

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

Job Title: Photographer

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Oak Street Norwich, 1942 a42_03736

Oak Street, Norwich, Norfolk. The houses at 110 to 98 Oak Street showing bomb damage

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Media ID 22135329

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Blitz Bomb Damage Destruction Incendiary Loss And Destruction Second World War Shell Stuart Timber Framed House Tudor Wwii


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This photo print, titled "Oak Street Norwich, 1942" captures a haunting scene of destruction and resilience during the tumultuous years of World War II. Taken by the talented photographer George Bernard Mason, this image transports us back to Oak Street in Norwich, Norfolk. The row of houses depicted here tells a story of devastation caused by relentless bombing raids. The Tudor-style timber-framed houses at numbers 110 to 98 stand as silent witnesses to the horrors inflicted upon this once-thriving neighborhood. Their facades bear visible scars from incendiary bombs and shells that ravaged their structures during the Blitz. This snapshot freezes a moment in time when loss and destruction were all too common. Yet amidst the wreckage, there is an undeniable sense of strength and resilience emanating from these buildings. They stand tall against adversity, reminding us that even in times of great turmoil, hope can still be found within shattered walls. George Bernard Mason's skillful composition captures both the architectural beauty marred by war and the indomitable spirit that endures despite it all. As we gaze upon this photograph print today, let us remember those who lived through such trying times and honor their courage in rebuilding their lives after such devastating losses.

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