• Short Summary

    Nazis bomb London at daytime.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "NAZIS DAY RAID ON LONDON."


    Various shots showing the damage caused to houses and schools after daytime raid on London by the Germans. Rescue workers digging amongst ruins. An old lady is wrapped in a blanket after rescuing her. More shots of the rescuers digging for survivors. American soldiers looking at the severe damage done by the Nazis.

    Ground to air shot of formation of fighter planes. Various shots of group of pilots telling of the brush with the German raiders on the day of the bombing (natural sound). Close up shots of the pilots, they smile.

    (Mute & Track Negs.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:55:00 / 01:08:10:00

Comments (2)

  1. Unknown user says

    00:00 - 00:45 This is Oscar Street Deptford on Wednesday, 20 January, 1943 after a FW190 dropped a bomb killing eleven, including 42 year-old Frances Peckham and her four daughters, Hilda (3), Barbara (5) Jean (11) and Audrey (13), 60 year-old Phoebe Lennox and her friend Martha Tipping (70) at No.5, Patricia Casey the 10-moth-old daughter of Leonard and C Casey No.8, Marion Collins, aged four, at No.8-10. Widows, Ruth Wren (69) was killed at No.7, 59 year-old Ellen Speer died at No 9. Bombs were also dropped in Deptford’s Oareborough Road[1], killing nine, and Etta Street, killing two more. 00:46 - end: In the same raid a German FW190 dropped a 500 kg (1,100 lb) bomb on Sandhusrt Road School (Minard Road, Catford, SE6) the school at 12.30 pm, killing 32 children and six staff and injuring another 60 people. Many were buried for hours under the rubble, and six more children died in hospital. Another plane is alleged to have also strafed the playground and local streets. In Evelyn Street,…

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  2. cardea says

    The two people killed on Etta Street were distant relatives of mine; Henry Arthur Malley and his wife, Lillian Beatrice Mallory (nee Wagdin)

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