Portland Place, London

Taken on October 1940, this photograph shows to damage inflicted on the BBC building – Broadcasting House in Portland Place – on October 15th, during World War II. There is a recording of a BBC newsreader reading the news as the German bomb struck the building. A slight cough, and he continued.
Image: Photographer unknown
From the same position in February 2022.
Image: © Steven Miell (TimeViews)
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