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Horrible Histories: How London Was Bombed Into Oblivion By Germans In WWII

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| July 15 , 2015 , 12:24 IST
From the month September 1940 to May 1941, London had faced 71 attacks. This era was marked as a landmark in the London history as German air force engaged in a brutal and relentless bombing campaign against the United Kingdom known as “The Blitz”. The major new exhibition entitled "Horrible Histories: Blitzed Brits at IWM North” by Manchester's Imperial War Museum North are displaying a series of coloured photos of that time on the 75th anniversary of The Blitz. The exhibition runs through the spring of 2016.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82036" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] View of St Paul's Cathedral and the bomb damaged areas surrounding it in London.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82007" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] ATS spotter with binoculars at the anti-aircraft command post, with a 3.7 inch anti-aircraft gun in the background.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82010" align="aligncenter" width="700"](Photo  courtesy: Imperial War Museum) (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] A Civil Defence Warden inspects bomb damaged buildings in Holborn, London.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82035" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in London with barrage balloons in the background, seen from Westminster Bridge.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82039" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] The bombed site of John Lewis, Oxford Street, London, which was used for the Army Exhibition.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82041" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] The War Effort: A Girl Guide and a Sea Ranger selling saving stamps.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82042" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] Lunchtime entertainment in a war worker's canteen - a view of the audience.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82043" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] A District Messenger Boy walking past a bomb site in London.
The London Blitz
[caption id="attachment_82044" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Photo courtesy: Imperial War Museum)[/caption] Anti-aircraft guns firing a battery of 3.7 inches at night.