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St Pauls during the blitz print

This photograph was taken by Herbert Mason, a photographer for the Daily Mail during the Second World War.

On fire watch duty on the roof of the newspaper's headquarters, Herbert Mason was able to capture the most destructive Luftwaffe air raids of the London Blitz.

Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered St Paul's Cathedral to be saved at all costs. This was achieved by dedicated teams of firemen and volunteers who, with great courage, kept the fire away from the Cathedral and smothered firebombs dropping through the roof. This iconic image became a symbol of British defiance and determination to fight the enemy.

Photographed 29 December 1940

29.7cm x 42cm (A3)

© IWM (HU 36220)

St Pauls during the blitz print
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