Rescue party pulling a man out of the rubble at number 7 Budge Row: 1944
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Rescue party pulling a man out of the rubble at number 7 Budge Row. These premises in Budge Row were struck on 19 July 1944, probably by a V-1 flying bomb, thousands of which targeted London from June 1944. The V-1, known as the 'doodlebug' or 'buzz bomb', made a distinctive droning noise that was followed 12 or 15 seconds' silence before the explosion. Police Constables Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs photographed the rescue party at work. The man pulled out of the rubble was one of several rescued alive from beneath the debris. The V-1 created a disturbing humming sound, then silence before exploding.
1944 AD - 1944 AD