St. Paul’s Cathedral amidst the Whirlwind…

| December 29, 2017

…Amidst the Peace For a few days in December 1940 the skies above London were without enemies. Christmastide, beginning at sunset on Christmas eve through St. Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day) was without the falling rain of incendiaries, high explosives, mines, fuzes, time delays and other harm from Dorniers, Heinkels and Junkers. The rain, the lightning […]

Black Saturday: 7 September 1940

| September 4, 2017

Prowler and Prey The Luftwaffe crossed the English Channel and followed the Thames towards their targets over London. It was Saturday, 7 September 1940 at 4:43 pm. No longer focussed on British airfields the Luftwaffe turned their attention upon the Docklands – Silvertown with its associated factories, worker’s homes and warehouses. The afternoon light was […]