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“Germany’s crimes are no longer hidden from sight. At last the eyes of the world are opened. We believe it our duty to screen these pictures as a warning to future generations…” - Pathé News, 30 April 1945.
Over an 8 month period from 1940-1941, London suffered through one of its darkest periods in which the city was ravaged by deadly raids. At its worst, the Luftwaffe bombed the city for 52 consecutive nights. This was ‘The Blitz’.