By Clive Harris
Via a chain of 5 walks this booklet discovers the attractions, sounds and adventure of the capital at battle; it info the rest tangible facts of the darkish days through air raid safeguard indicators, bomb harm on constructions and memorials detailing heroic and sometimes tragic occasions. the hot routes hide a large region of London and demonstrate extra proof of the studies of 4 years air battle within the skies above our capital city.
The East finish and Docks, Greenwich, Holborn, Bermondsey, Southwark and the West finish are all featured, in addition to distinct maps and various modern images that accompany the textual content for every stroll. The e-book additionally encompasses a variety of appendices in terms of the broader photo of the warfare. A good deserved tale of London's domestic shield is informed. a listing of Civil security casualties that happened in the boroughs coated by way of the walks is incorporated in addition to a close checklist of the destinations of wartime hearth and ambulance stations around the capital.
This booklet will attract either the fanatic and somebody with an curiosity in London's prior. it's a additional list of the thoughts and tangible proof of this dramatic interval of our capital's previous and a tribute to those that lived in the course of the Blitz and unfortunately so usually, those that didn't.
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The precious telescope was blown from its mounting during this raid and much repair work was needed to make it workable once more. The sorry looking Altazimuth building after a raid Damage to the park was not uncommon with a total thirty plus incidents recorded within its grounds during the war. Also close to this spot is the General Wolfe memorial, and from this spot tourists and locals alike stand in awe over the sight of London spreading out before you. A truly great viewpoint of the capital, it did not survive unscathed.
Look back to the corner building of Park Row behind you; this was the site of Park Row Police Station. A V1 Rocket landed on the police station just after midnight on 8 July 1944. The building suffered extensive damage, and there were eight minor casualties including three police officers. In the station occurrence book it refers to a number of the casualties as being ‘visitors’. It is interesting to note that the cells suffered the most damage! It had already suffered bomb damage during the night 10/11 May 1941, the heaviest night’s raiding on London in the war.
As a result, very doom laden forecasts were made in 1938 that 1,800,000 civilians would be killed or wounded in Britain during the opening six months of any future war. As events were later to prove, these estimates were far too pessimistic and the final total of deaths resulting from enemy air attacks was only a tiny fraction of those originally predicted. The threat of bombing became real once France had fallen in June 1940 as this gave the opportunity for the Luftwaffe to use captured French and Belgian airfields, thus bringing London and most other British cities within range.