Bomb Damage at the Holborn Viaduct: 1941

Arthur Cross

 
Bomb Damage at the Holborn Viaduct: 1941
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Bomb Damage at the City Temple, Holborn Viaduct. The City Temple in Holborn was destroyed by incendiary bombs at 2.30am on the night raid of 16 -17 April 1941. The raid lasted over eight hours and targeted mainly central and south London, killing over 1,000 civilians. That night became known as 'The Wednesday' of the Blitz. The following morning, Police Constables Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs photographed the aftermath. The minister of the Temple, Dr Weatherhead, and his congregation were subsequently invited to use the church of St Sepulchre.

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

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