Christopher Wren's masterpiece is one of the few constants in an ever-changing cityscape. Return to December 1940 when the Blitz nearly obliterated the capital and threatened this historic landmark.

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Story: St Paul's Cathedral

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Christopher Wren's masterpiece is one of the few constants in an ever-changing cityscape. Return to December 1940 when the Blitz nearly obliterated the capital and threatened this historic landmark.

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