On 8th March 1941 the north lodge of Buckingham Palace adjacent to Constitution Hill received a direct hit in a German bombing raid. Police Constable Stephen Robertson was killed by flying debris. The damage can be seen through the railings of Buckingham Palace, the war reserve Police Constable stands beside a piece of debris which has been thrown onto the pavement outside the Palace. See link. www.flickr.com/photos/hillview7/5704082308/
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25th, October, 1940, A Bus which fell into a bomb crater in a London street, the front wheels became locked in the hole and the vehicle had to be hauled out (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
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On January 9, 1863 the first section of the London Underground opened, between Farringdon and Paddington - the first subterranean railway in the world. It was an instant success, copied widely across the globe and giving its name to an entire system. And despite some under-funded and unloved years, it is now enjoying a renaissance.
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Letters from the Blitz: Memoirs of the Second World War
It's nearly 70 years since the first German bombs rained on London. In these extracts from letters and memoirs of the time, we hear what life was like for ordinary people.
19 Interesting Things You May Not Know About Great Britain during the Crushing Blitz of 1940-1941
17. The last of the major raids on London By May 1941 the population of the British capital had endured the threat of air raids from across the Channel for nearly a full year. Whole sections of the city were reduced to rubble. The air raid siren had become a fact of life. On two […]