Trafalgar Square, London

On the evening of October 12th 1940 a German bomb fell in Trafalgar Square. The bomb detonated in the area of the underground station’s ticket hall and 40 people were injured. Of those, seven people were killed. On the following morning, it was noticed that one of the four bronze lions around Nelson’s Column – dating from 1867 and designed by Sir Edwin Landseer – had been damaged. You can see in the photograph that the lion had lost the front right paw and had been moved off centre.
Image: Photographer unknown (1941)
The same lion in February 2022 – repaired and back in its original position..
Image: © TimeViews Steven Miell (2022)
A merged version of the two photographs. Use the slider in the centre.

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