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  • Short Summary

    Nice shots of Canterbury after a German bombing raid - some damage to the Cathedral.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material -

    VS of rescue workers and clean up teams in rubble left after extensive bombing of Canterbury, Kent.

    VS of slightly damaged Canterbury Cathedral. Damage is mainly confined to the stained glass windows. Two good GV shots of the windows.

    More shots of damage to Canterbury after bombing raid.


    Old record suggests date as September 1940.

    Amendment September 2021: A visitor to the site has informed us the most likely date is 11 October 1940.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:40:00 / 01:04:32:00
    UN 252 C

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  1. Khakaure says

    This footage was shot on the afternoon of 11 October 1940 and shows the aftermath of a bomb dropped on Burgate Street, Canterbury by a Messerschmitt bf 109 at around 11 o'clock that morning. The bomb demolished No's 17,18,19 and 20 Burgate Street and killed nine civilians, including Lydia Hill, a well known personality of the time.

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