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Big Ben, 1940, (1940)

Big Ben, 1940, (1940). From The War in Pictures. [Odhams Press Limited, London, 1940]

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Barbed Wire Big Ben Defense Defensive Houses Of Parliament Landmark Odhams Press Palace Of Westminster Publishers View Through War In Pictures 2nd World War City Of Westminster Second World War World War Two


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photo print, titled "Big Ben, 1940" takes us back to the heart of London during a defining moment in history. The year is 1940, amidst the chaos and uncertainty of World War II. Standing tall and defiant against the backdrop of war-torn buildings and barbed wire, Big Ben symbolizes not only the resilience of London but also the unwavering spirit of its people. The Houses of Parliament, with their iconic Gothic architecture, serve as a powerful reminder that even in times of crisis, democracy endures. This image captures a day view through an intricate network of defensive structures surrounding Westminster Palace. The landscape bears witness to the city's determination to protect its heritage and defend itself against enemy attacks. Published by Odhams Press Limited in their renowned series "The War in Pictures" this monochrome photograph transports us back to a pivotal decade in history – the forties. As we gaze upon this historical artifact from World War II, it serves as a poignant reminder of both the devastation caused by conflict and humanity's ability to persevere. Through this evocative image captured by The Print Collector29 for Odhams Press, we are invited into a world where politics intertwine with wartime realities. It allows us to reflect on how our past shapes our present while reminding us never to forget those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

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