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Rare color footage of "the blitz" released

09-07-2010 08:46 BJT

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Westminster City Council in the UK has released previously unseen color footage of London shortly after "the blitz." That was the name given to a ferocious enemy aerial bombing campaign during World War Two.

The footage was released to celebrate "the blitz's" 70th anniversary on Tuesday. In the pictures, you can see the destruction of several London landmarks, including the flagship John Lewis store on Oxford Street.

The German bombing campaign against Britain began on 7th September 1940 and continued until May 1941. Tens of thousands of civilians were killed.

About 14-hundred people died during one particularly savage raid. The film was found in the home of an air raid warden who shot the footage on home movie equipment in "the blitz's" aftermath.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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