September 7, 2017 all-day
The Blitz begins

The undamaged St Paul’s Cathedral surrounded by smoke and bombed-out buildings and houses in December 1940 in the iconic photo “St Paul’s Survives.”

ANNIVERSARY. Sept 7, 1940. During WWII, Hitler, who had prohibited attacks on London, England, lifted his ban after an Aug 24 25 RAFattack on Berlin. So on this date, The Blitz began: nighttime bombing raids on London for 57 consecutive nights and then sporadically until May 1941. The Blitz claimed 40,000 lives and left half a million Londoners homeless.

Image: Public Domain, Imperial War Museum 

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