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Bomb damage at Moorgate Underground Station: 1940

Arthur Cross

Bomb damage at Moorgate Underground Station: 1940
3 0 c m
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

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Bomb damage at Moorgate Underground Station. One of the heaviest night attacks of the Blitz on London was on 29 December 1940. In Moorgate Underground station, countless incendiary bombs caused fires to rage. Strong winds intensified the fires and temperatures soared above 1,000? Fahrenheit causing railway track to warp and supporting beams to give way. Pools of melted metal and glass formed on remaining platforms. Almost every building in the Barbican and Moorgate area was destroyed that night, and 12 firemen were killed. The following morning Police Constables Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs photographed the destruction. All City stations except Liverpool Street were closed. Notices read 'due to enemy action trains will be subject to delay'.

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1940 AD - 1940 AD
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© Museum of London/By Kind Permission of The Commissioner of the City of London Police

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