An Italian newspaper shows German planes swooping over the Thames during the Blitz. The river area was heavily targeted by bombers in the Second World War, with the Docklands hit by over 2,500 bombs. It took until the 1960s for the damage to be repaired.
planeshots: ZR-3 USS Los Angeles. “U.S. [Navy] Airship Los Angeles [ZR-3] moored to ship first time. The U.S.S. Patoka, first U.S. Navy dirigible tender, steaming up Chesapeake Bay from Baltimore with the U.S. Los Angeles, lastest addition to the U.S. air fleet, moored to its mast. It was the first ship-mooring test of the former ZR-3 and lasted 55 minutes, being curtailed because of storm warning, January 16, 1925’…Credit: unknown (Smithsonian Institution)