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Photo of St. Paul's Cathedral during the WWII bombings of London.

From http://teachpol.tcnj.edu/amer_pol_hist/thumbnail361.html, public domain. Original description: "Standing up gloriously out of the flames and smoke of surrounding buildings, St. Paul's Cathedral is pictured during the great fire raid of Sunday December 29th." London, 1940.


After a direct bomb hit, some of the beautiful mosaics on the ceiling of the cathedral had to be swept up from the floor and put back in place. In the back of the church there is a chapel dedicated to those American forces who fought in London during WWII. The following link leads to a view of the chapel's beautiful ceiling.[1] There is also a book in this chapel that contains the names of those Americans who died fighting in London.

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Note this picture is not free (hence was deleted from commons). Despite being on a US government site it is in fact a Daily Mail cover picture and is still in copyright. Justinc 13:02, 20 February 2006 (UTC)

Daily Mail photographer, Herbert Mason, took this photograph from the roof of the Daily Mail offices in Fleet Street. An image of the front page of the Daily Mail for Tuesday 31 December 1940 is available from the Museum of London, captioned "War's Greatest Picture".[2]

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