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BOMBING OF ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL
© Associated Press
St. Paul?s, National Cathedral of England, second only to Westminister as a burial church for illustrious dead, has been bombed by a German plane, it was announced officially in London, Oct. 10, 1940 and its high altar (above) turned into a pile of tumbled stone. The bomb struck the double roof of the ancient building and hurled tons of masonry down on the altar 90 feet below. The announcement did not say when the bomb was dropped, but apparently it was the night of October 9. (AP Photo)
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