Show your class the Blitz in colour

By Rachel Hayward | 07 September 2010
Showing an image of the John Lewis department store in London during the Blitz of World War Two with a store sign saying the shop is open
© Westminster Council
Teaching World War Two? Now you can show your class rare colour film of WWII London during the Blitz courtesy of Westminster Archives.

The home of the film footage is the West End at War website from September 7 2010, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Blitz.

The date marked the first night bombing began on London by the Germans, lasting 76 nights.

The footage of the resulting bomb damage was filmed in colour by AE Reneson Coucher OBE and has been loaned to the website by The St Marylebone Society. Westminster Archives will be bringing free learning resources to their website soon, so watch this space and we’ll keep you updated.

Don't miss Open House!
See the Westminster Archives website for more details of Open House at the Archives on Saturday September 18, 2010 where you’ll get to go behind the scenes at Westminster Archives Centre.
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