Colour photographs of London after Air Raid Attack, September 1940

All images by William Vandivert

Thank you to LIFE Archive

6 comments to Colour photographs of London after Air Raid Attack, September 1940

  • Richard

    Nice, although are they colour or coloured?

  • Chris

    These are original colour, Richard

  • Tim

    I think #9 might be this modern day view

  • John

    I don’t think that those of us who were not in London at the time quite realise how much destruction there was. OK, it’s nothing like the destruction of German cities but bad enough.

  • Anita

    I remember growing up in London in the fifties – and a popular pastime was collecting “china” – digging around in the bomb sites and finding little pieces of china dinnerware. We all had collections – we had no idea at the time that it was a mark of ware – death and destruction – they were just pretty pieces of pottery. I believe these sites were finally cleared up by the late fifties at the same time that the government made a commitment to end slum dwellings in London. All that good intention leading to the riots in 2011.

  • jama

    Britain<Germany<Japan in terms of bomb damage:S nice pictures though…

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