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Gargoyle of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France Featured Religion Image

Gargoyle of the Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, France

The gargoyles are an essential part of the history of the cathedral, and a key aspect of the site. The gargoyles main purpose is very practical. As rain water runs down the roofs of Notre-Dame de Paris, it needs to drain off without dripping down the walls and potentially damaging them

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Damage to Canterbury Cathedral Library, WW2 - Baedeker Blitz Featured Religion Image

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. The Baedeker Blitz (or Baedeker raids) were targeted raids, chosen for hitting sites of cultural or historical significance, rather than for any military value. The raid on Canterbury (which coincided with the RAF's 1, 000 bomber raid on Cologne), involved 77 bombers, dropping 40 tons of bombs, resulting in 43 deaths. This raid hit Canterbury on 31st May, 1942. Date: 1942

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany Featured Religion Image

Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin, Germany

The Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedachtniskirche) on the Kurfurstendamm in Berlin, Germany. It was badly damaged in a bombing raid in 1943. The present building, consisting of a church with an attached foyer and a separate belfry with an attached chapel, was built between 1959 and 1963. The damaged spire of the old church has been retained and the ground floor has been turned into a memorial hall

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