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wes­t­en­dat­war.org.uk The high­light of this web­site, put to­gether for the 70th an­niver­sary of the Blitz, is pre­vi­ously un­seen colour footage of Lon­don’s West End, shot by the wartime mayor of Maryle­bone, Al­fred Coucher, the area’s chief air raid war­den. It in­cludes bombed- out land­marks, such as the John Lewis depart­ment store on Ox­ford Street, plus a brief ap­pear­ance from Win­ston Churchill, as he re­views a pa­rade of civil de­fence work­ers in Hyde Park. There’s also the fas­ci­nat­ing ‘Bomb In­ci­dents’ page, with very de­tailed sur­veys of in­ci­dents based on civil de­fence records held at West­min­ster City Ar­chives.

Civil De­fence Res­cue crews re­move in­jured and dead civil­ians from build­ings dur­ing the Ger­man bomb­ing of Lon­don in July 1944

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