Museum of London/By Kind Permission of The Commissioner of the City of London Police
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Bomb Damage at the Bank underground station. During a night raid of the Blitz on London on 10 January 1941, Bank Underground station sustained a direct hit. A high-explosive bomb exploded in the booking hall, causing widespread destruction. People had been sheltering in the tube tunnels. Some of the estimated 111 dead were thrown into the path of an incoming train. A huge crater had formed outside the Royal Exchange through the impact of the bomb. It was so wide and deep that Royal Engineers had to build a bridge across it. The following morning, Police Constables Arthur Cross and Fred Tibbs photographed the aftermath.