File:Bomb Damage in Birmingham, England, C 1940 D4146.jpg

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English: Bomb Damage in Birmingham, England, C 1940
The wall of a large factory building has folded inwards following an air raid to this area of Birmingham. The building is an empty, roofless shell, but although the glass is missing, all the window frames appear to be intact, despite the semi-collapse of the building. On the ground floor, there appears to be little damage, as the windows have been protected by sand bag walls.
IWMLondonThumbnail.jpg This is photograph D 4146 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
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Part of Ministry of Information Second World War Official Collection
  • Associated places
    Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK
  • Associated events
    Home Front, UK, Second World War
  • Associated themes
    British Home Front 1939-1945
  • Associated keywords
    Bomb Damage, Destruction, Towns and Cities
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