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Bombed St Thomas Hospital

The site of an air raid, which severely damaged St Thomas Hospital, London, May 1941. The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben can be seen across the Thames. (Photo by Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Media ID 11294980

© 2007 Getty Images

1940 1949 Big Ben Bomb Damage Damaged Destruction Government Building Home Front World War Ii Air Raid


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> Historic > World War I and II > World War II


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the haunting aftermath of an air raid that struck St Thomas Hospital in London during World War II. Taken in May 1941, the image showcases the devastating destruction caused by the bomb, with remnants of damaged walls and debris scattered across the site. Standing tall amidst this chaos is a symbol of resilience - Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster can be seen across the serene waters of Thames. The photograph serves as a poignant reminder of the hardships faced by Londoners on their home front during wartime. It encapsulates both loss and hope, as nature's resilience is highlighted by a solitary tree standing amidst ruins. The archival quality adds depth to this historical moment frozen in time. Fox Photos has expertly captured not just a scene but also emotions through this horizontal composition devoid of people. The famous landmarks juxtaposed against devastation evoke feelings of unity and determination among citizens who endured such trials together. This print from Fine Art Storehouse transports viewers back to a significant chapter in history, urging us to remember those who lived through these dark times while appreciating our present-day peace. It stands as a testament to human strength amid adversity, making it an ideal addition for any art enthusiast or history lover's collection.

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