Photograph of the City of London after air raids during the Blitz, September 1940

Description

The City of London, with the Central Criminal Court (aka the Old Bailey), centre, after heavy German air raids during the Blitz, September 1940.

Full title:
Scene from London after heavy German air raids
Created:
September 1940
Format:
Photograph / Image
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© William Vandivert / The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images

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Getty Images
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50369338

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