In this digital composite image a comparison has been made between a London scene during the Blitz of 1940-1941 and present day, to remember the 75th anniversary of the end of the Blitz in London on May 11, 2016.
*** FILE PHOTO (#108634022) – A bus is left leaning against the side of a terrace in Harrington Square, Mornington Crescent, in the aftermath of a German bombing raid on London in the first days of the Blitz, 9th September 1940. The bus was empty at the time, but eleven people were killed in the houses. (Photo by H. F. Davis/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
*** (#528814632) LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: A view of modern social housing near Mornington Crescent on April 21, 2016 in London, England. The Blitz aerial bombing offensive lasted for eight months during the early stages of the Second World War, including 57 consecutive nights of raids on the city of London. On the evening of Saturday May 10, 1941 the Luftwaffe mounted its last major bombing raid of the Blitz on London, known as ‘The Longest Night’, bringing to an end a deadly campaign that killed over 20,000 people in the capitol, left another 1.5 million Londoners homeless and changed the London landscape more than at any time since the Great Fire of 1666. The British fortitude and defiance amidst such chaos gave rise to the term ‘Blitz spirit’. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)