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Bombers of the German Luftwaffe in flight over London during the Battle of Britain

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Bombers of the German Luftwaffe in flight over London during the Battle of Britain

Bombers of the German Luftwaffe in flight over London during the Battle of Britain.
Picture shows: Two Dornier 217s flying above fires started by bombs in the neighbourhood of Beckton gas works in Silvertown.
7th September 1940

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Unleashing Destruction - German Luftwaffe Bombers Soar Over London during the Battle of Britain

EDITORS COMMENTS
. This print captures a chilling moment in history as two Dornier 217s, part of the formidable German Luftwaffe, soar menacingly over war-torn London. Taken on September 7th, 1940, during the infamous Battle of Britain, this image encapsulates the relentless air raids that plagued the city. The devastation caused by these bombers is evident below them - fires rage and billowing smoke engulfs the neighborhood surrounding Beckton gas works in Silvertown. The once peaceful residential area now bears witness to destruction and chaos brought upon by bombs dropped from above. In this snapshot frozen in time, we are transported back to an era marked by conflict and resilience. The Second World War had thrust ordinary citizens into extraordinary circumstances on the home front. As they faced unimaginable challenges amidst bomb damage and housing shortages, their spirit remained unbroken. This photograph serves as a poignant reminder of both the horrors endured during those dark days and the unwavering determination exhibited by those who fought against tyranny. It stands as a testament to human strength amidst adversity and pays tribute to all those who lived through one of history's most defining moments – World War Two.

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