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Photos: The Blitz in World War II

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 50: A bus is left leaning against the side of a terrace in Harrington Square, Mornington Crescent, in the aftermath of a German bombing raid on London in the first days of the Blitz, 9th September 1940. The bus was empty at the time, but eleven people were killed in the houses.

The Blitz, during which Nazi Germany bombed London and other English cities in nighttime raids, lasted from Sept. 7, 1940, to May 1941. The raids killed around 43,000 British civilians and left widespread destruction. We take a look back at the Blitz.

(Pictured) A bus is left leaning against the side of a terrace in Harrington Square, Mornington Crescent, in the aftermath of a German bombing raid on London in the first days of the Blitz, Sept. 9, 1940. The bus was empty at the time, but 11 people were killed in the houses.

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