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Bomb damage at the Bank Underground Station. During a night raid of the Blitz on London on January 10th, 1941, Bank Underground station sustained a direct hit. A high-explosive bomb exploded in the escalator machinery room, causing widespread destruction. Some of the estimated 111 dead, who had been sheltering in the tube, were thrown into the path of an incoming train. Police Constables Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs photographed the aftermath. The crater that formed outside the Royal Exchange through the impact of the bomb was so wide and deep that Royal Engineers had to build a bridge across it.
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