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London Blitz in 1940...



Item # 661184

October 10, 1940

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, October 10, 1940

* London Blitz - World War II
* German warplanes bombers (Luftwaffe)
* St. Paul's Cathedral -high alter


The front page has a nice banner headline: "BOMB WRECKS ST. PAUL ALTER" with subheads. (see) Nice for display.
Complete with all 44 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp within the masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally very nice.

wikipedia notes: The cathedral survived the Blitz although struck by bombs on 10 October 1940 and 17 April 1941. The first strike destroyed the high altar, while the second strike on the north transept left a hole in the floor above the crypt. The latter bomb is believed to have detonated in the upper interior above the north transept and the force was sufficient to shift the entire dome laterally by a small amount.

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