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September 7, 1940, is a significant date in London's history. On this Saturday afternoon, hundreds of German bombers flew over London, and for the next 57 consecutive nights, unleashing a wave of terror as they launched one of the biggest air offensive against the city, which came to be known as the “Blitz”. The purpose of the Blitz was to destroy London, and with it the morale of the enemy and force them to surrender. Although the bombing failed to break the spirit of the British people, a million buildings and homes in the city were reduced to rubble. It took a few decades of massive re-building, but traces of the war are still visible throughout the city, if you only knew where to look and what to look for. British photographers and brothers and sisters Thom and Beth Atkinson knows where to find them.

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