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London Blitz scenes blended with the present

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 36: In this digital composite image a comparison has been made between a London scene during the Blitz of 1940-1941 and present day, to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of the Blitz in London on May 11, 2016. *** FILE PHOTO (#2673919) - A wrecked Humber car on Pall Mall, London after an air raid during the London Blitz, 15th October 1940. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images) *** (#528814636) LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 1: A street scene at Pall Mall in Piccadilly on May 1, 2016 in London, England. The Blitz aerial bombing offensive lasted for eight months during the early stages of the Second World War, including 57 consecutive nights of raids on the city of London. On the evening of Saturday May 10, 1941 the Luftwaffe mounted its last major bombing raid of the Blitz on London, known as 'The Longest Night', bringing to an end a deadly campaign that killed over 20,000 people in the capitol, left another 1.5 million Londoners homeless and changed the London landscape more than at any time since the Great Fire of 1666. The British fortitude and defiance amidst such chaos gave rise to the term 'Blitz spirit'. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

During World War II, the German air force raided London with a series of heavy bombings between September 1940 to May 1941. The attacks were one of the biggest by Germany’s Luftwaffe and changed the London landscape more than at any time since the Great Fire of 1666. Here is a look at some digital composite photos, blending moments from the Blitz with modern-day scenes from several locations in London.

(Pictured) Pall Mall street - 1940, 2016

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