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The changing face of London: wartime bombing

The changing face of London: wartime bombing
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Key Info
  • The changing face of London: wartime bombing
  • Duration: 02:37
  • Luftwaffe bombing campaigns during World War Two devastated large areas of London. Archive footage is used to highlight the devastating effect of the Blitz on the city of London. Photographs taken by Luftwaffe bombers show the damage caused during a raid on London Docks. Bomb damage ripped huge holes in the fabric of the city to the extent that, at the end of World War Two, a detailed record of the damage was needed.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    Geology

  • Keywords: aerial, blitz, bombing, change, city, docks, history, historical, London, Luftwaffe, photographs, redevelopment, survey, urban, World War Two, BritainFromAbove
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on settlement or a study of urban environments. Highlights the impact of wartime bombing on the physical infrastructure of London during World War Two.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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