Name/Titlephoto negative - Bomb damage to Canterbury Cathedral
About this objectIn May 1942 the Allies bombed Cologne causing extensive damage to the City. As a reprisal the Luftwaffe retaliated by bombing Canterbury on 1st June. This photograph shows some of the bomb damage to the Cathedral.
In September 1980 RAF Biggin Hill gathered together a collection of photographs from museums, commercial and private individuals to mount an exhibition to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The collection was passed on to Bob Ogley when the RAF withdrew from Biggin Hill.
This photograph is part of the Bob Ogley Photograph Collection.
Place MadeRAF Biggin Hill
Date MadeJune 1942
PeriodSecond World War
Medium and Materials1: photographic negative
Measurements1: H 115 mm x W 95 mm
2: H 185 mm x W 145 mm
Subject and Association KeywordsCanterbury Cathedral
Subject and Association KeywordsAllied bombing of Cologne
Subject and Association KeywordsReprisal bombing of UK