Photograph of a Blitz fire in the area surrounding St Paul's Cathedral, 1941

Description

AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service) firemen tackle a Blitz fire amidst the rubble surrounding St Paul's Cathedral, London.

Full title:
Blitz Fire
Created:
May 1941
Format:
Photograph / Image
Usage terms

© Fox Photos / Stringer / Getty Images

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Getty Images
Shelfmark:
2694757

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