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Scenes From The London Blitz - Now and Then

In this digital composite image a comparison has been made between a London scene during the Blitz of 1940-1941 and present day, to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of the Blitz in London on May 11, 2016. *** FILE PHOTO (#3315052) - A view east down the Thames towards smoke rising from fires in Surrey docks, following the first German air raid of the London Blitz, 7th September 1940. On the right is the Tower of London, and on the right is Tower Bridge. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) *** (#528814624) LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: A view of Tower Bridge on the River Thames on April 25, 2016 in London, England. The Blitz aerial bombing offensive lasted for eight months during the early stages of the Second World War, including 57 consecutive nights of raids on the city of London. On the evening of Saturday May 10, 1941 the Luftwaffe mounted its last major bombing raid of the Blitz on London, known as 'The Longest Night', bringing to an end a deadly campaign that killed over 20,000 people in the capitol, left another 1.5 million Londoners homeless and changed the London landscape more than at any time since the Great Fire of 1666. The British fortitude and defiance amidst such chaos gave rise to the term 'Blitz spirit'. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
Scenes From The London Blitz - Now and Then
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Credit:
Jim Dyson / Staff
Editorial #:
529085422
Collection:
Getty Images News
Date created:
08 May, 2016
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Source:
Getty Images Europe
Object name:
90501819
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3280 x 2187 px (27.77 x 18.52 cm) - 300 dpi - 2 MB