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Rare Color Footage of London Blitzkrieg Found in Attic

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LONDON (AP) Rare color footage of the bomb damage inflicted on London during World War II has surfaced on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

The dramatic footage shows the destruction of several London landmarks, including the flagship John Lewis store on Oxford Street.

The film was released Monday by Westminster Council to mark the start of the devastating German bombing campaign that began September 7, 1940, and continued until May 1941.

The film was found in the attic by the family of an air raid warden who shot it on the home movie equipment in use in the 1940s.

The footage also shows wartime leader Winston Churchill visiting bomb sites to assess the damage


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i wonder what other video's that have been hidin

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it always amazes me that during the battle of Briton, the Brits whet on with their day to day lives almost as if it was not even happening. people went to work every day, public transportation was working.

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Amazing. The close proximity to loss that England faced is amazing. The fact that they didn't lose, continued to live and still fought when clearly an underdog is impressive.

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I don't know about the Brits of today but the Brits back then defined the term "stiff upper lip". I'm glad they were on our side..

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The video works fine when you click the link. I guess it something wrong with the embed,


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I don't know about the Brits of today but the Brits back then defined the term "stiff upper lip". I'm glad they were on our side..

That could be applied stateside as well...

And I love these old videos. Seeing stuff like this intrigues hell out of me.
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Americans lack the "stiff upper lip" I think Americans naturally want to react to something when it happens

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Imagine if they had an asshole like Obama in charge of their country when this happened. Maybe he could have talked the Germans out of it. lol

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Yeah people tend to react when you attack and kill their friends and family.

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Imagine if they had an asshole like Obama in charge of their country when this happened. Maybe he could have talked the Germans out of it. lol
Lol they did Neville Chamberlain was one of the main proponents of appeasing the germans in the 30's
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