December 29, 1940 London suffered its worst firebombing
– http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worst-air-raid-on-london –
See also photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral –
– https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiuC_CaObbI –
On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city. Hundreds of fires caused by the exploding bombs engulfed areas of London, but firefighters showed a valiant indifference to the bombs falling around them and saved much of the city from destruction. The next day, a newspaper photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral standing undamaged amid the smoke and flames seemed to symbolize the capital’s unconquerable spirit during the Battle of Britain.