fashion_piranha (fashion_piranha) wrote,

Photo: Blitzed out London Library in WWII

Holland House Library, London, September 1940.  I wasn't able to locate the name of the photographer.

When I reading books like Blackout and All Clear, set in London during WWII, this is the sort of scene I tend to imagine.  "Keep Calm and Carry On" and suchlike.  Holland House was a large mansion near Holland Park in London, built in the 17th century and largely destroyed in the Blitz, when it was struck by twenty-two incendiary bombs.  However, the library somehow survived with the shelves intact.
Tags: books, england, libraries, london, photography, war, wwii
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