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New pictures show the devastation of WW2 Nazi bombings on London

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image The private Holland House Library in Kensington, West London, was bombed by a Luftwaffe raid in September 1940. Here, men survey the damage. (MediaDrumWorld)

...32,000 civilians lost their lives during the Blitz, with 87,000 seriously injured....

These incredible pictures show the true horror of the Blitz like never before after they were expertly colourised.

The Blitz saw German bombers target industrial areas like London and Coventry from September 7, 1940 to May 11, 1941, during World War Two.

After failing to gain air superiority during the Battle of Britain, Hitler turned his attention to breaking the will of the British people.

32,000 civilians lost their lives during the Blitz, with 87,000 seriously injured.

The bombings also saw two million homes destroyed, with famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Chamber of the House of Commons all sustaining damage.

The coloured pictures are the work of Welsh electrician, Royston Leonard, 55, who has painstakingly brought the snaps into the twenty-first century.


<p>Three children sit by what remains of their home following an overnight attack in East London. (MediaDrumWorld) </p>

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