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Bomb Damage at Lower Thames Street. A V-1 flying bomb, thousands of which struck London from June 1944, probably caused the destruction recorded in this photo. The east wing of the Customs House is shown in the centre. The bomb struck at 3.55am on 26 June 1944, injuring three people. 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 devastated street the following morning.
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