Bomb Damage at Newgate Street: 1940
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40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

Bomb Damage at Newgate Street: 1940

Arthur Cross

© Museum of London/By Kind Permission of The Commissioner of the City of London Police

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Bomb Damage at Newgate Street. On 29 December 1940, the City of London was hit by one of the heaviest night raids of the Blitz. Some of the worst damage occurred around St Paul's and Paternoster Row. Practically all the buildings on the south side of nearby Newgate Street were destroyed. The night became known as 'Red Sunday'. The following morning, Police Constables Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs took to the City streets to photograph the destruction. Much of this area was razed to the ground.
 

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Date

1940 AD - 1940 AD
 

Image Number

004355
 

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