Examples of bomb damage to the Exhibition Road façade. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Our correspondent Martin Bastone has kindly written in to explain the nature of this damage. He adds that he was asked by the museum to look into the history of Exhibition Road and related matters for the war period. At that time, he took many photographs, some of which enabled him to pinpoint the spot at which the 500 lb bomb hit and penetrated the tunnel under the road. We are most grateful to him for his explanation. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

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