St Paul's cathedral, standing tall as London burns after the worst single night's bombing of the Blitz. 29 December 1940 was the worst night of the Blitz. More than fires broke out, including one which covered half a square mile.
Children of the wartime evacuation Millions of British city children were evacuated to safer places during the second world war. Some hated living away from their families – others didn't want to go home again
SEP 8 1940 Direct hit on shelter kills 78 people Two Dornier Do 217 bombers flying over the Plumstead sewer bank, Crossness pumping station and the Royal Arsenal butts on Saturday 7 September the first day of the sustained Blitz on London.