Monday, September 6, 2010

Rare Colour Footage of the Blitz

Detail of a bomb map of Westminster.
LONDON – Rare color footage of the bomb damage inflicted on London during World War II has surfaced on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Blitz. The Blitz began on September 7, 1940 and continued until May 1941.

Historian Neil Bright
"It changed the face of London. Almost 30,000 Londoners were killed, which is half the deaths nationwide. Many others went to stay with relatives and never came back. The population of the city went down considerably. Several areas which were bombed out had to be completely rebuilt."