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To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the start of the Blitz in London, London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) collaborated with Thames and Hudson to publish a new book containing the London County Council (LCC) Bomb damage maps, which chronicle much of the devastation caused by enemy bombing in the Second World War in London.

The volume contains the complete set of colour coded bomb damage maps, which were compiled during the war to help gauge the levels of destruction. Also included are extracts from a variety of archive sources which give a fuller appreciation of the raids, and help put individual incidents in context.

You can find out more about the book on the Thames and Hudson website.

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The LCC were also responsible for the evacuation of London School children to the countryside during this period. You can discover more about the documentary sources held at LMA in our information leaflet No. 32: The evacuation of children from the County of London during the Second World War(60KB).


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    London County Council Bomb Damage Maps book cover