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Bombed Out

Step into the aftermath of a WWII bombing raid in south London in this startling amateur film.

Amateur film 1945 9 mins Silent


If you weren't there to experience the Blitz and its aftermath, then this is probably as close as you would like to get. The German V1 rocket seen flying overhead places this film in the last 12 months of the war, and the citizens of Southwark appear well-practiced in picking up the pieces of their decimated neighbourhood. By the end of the film the worst is over, as the Royal family are driven through crowd-lined streets and kids enjoy a victory party.