The Blitz: A Catastrophe that made London

Between September 1940 and May 1941 London was subjected to the most devastating aerial bombardment. On the 29 December 1940, in one night 64,000 incendiary bombs rained down on London igniting the Second Great Fire, destroying 36% of the City.

Professor Simon Thurley, Visiting Gresham Professor of the Built Environment since 2009.

Professor Simon Thurley CBE

Visiting Professor of the Built Environment

Professor Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a regular broadcaster and was, for thirteen years and Visiting Gresham Professor of the Built Environment.

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