Saint Paul"s cathedral in wartime, 1939-1945
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Saint Paul"s cathedral in wartime, 1939-1945 by Walter Robert Matthews

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Published by Hutchinson in [London] .
Written in English


  • St. Paul"s Cathedral (London, England),
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage -- England -- London

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Edition Notes

Statementby the Very Reverend W. R. Matthews
The Physical Object
Pagination104 p.
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14546466M
LC Control Number47017289

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About the Author. John Schofield is Cathedral Archaeologist for St Paul's Cathedral. He worked at the Museum of London from until , and is now a freelance archaeologist and architectural historian. He has written widely on the archaeology and building history of London and European towns, with several well-received books: The building of London from the Conquest to the Great Fire (3rd ed, 5/5(1).   Saint Paul’s Cathedral in Wartime by The Very Reverend W R Matthews. Before the arrival of The Gherkin, St Paul’s was the only distinctive building on London’s skyline: the one that identified the city’s silhouette for many of us. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Matthews, W. R. (Walter Robert), Saint Paul's Cathedral in wartime, [London] Hutchinson, St Paul's Wartime Near Miss - St Paul's has long been associated with the Second World War, the dome rising high above the destruction of the Blitz and Sir Winston Churchill declaring the Cathedral must be saved at all costs.

The St Paul’s Watch was a voluntary organisation first formed in June to protect the Cathedral from bombing raids by airships during the First World War. The Watch’s leader was Surveyor to the Fabric Mervyn McCartney, who over the course of the war supervised over men. This casket, which stands behind the Cathedral's High Altar, and faces the altar of the American Memorial Chapel contains the red leather Book of Remembrance consisting of illuminated manuscript pages, which list the names of Americans based in Britain, who lost their lives in the Second World War. ST PAUL's was as vulnerable as the rest of London. For example, on the night of 29 December, , the City was subjected to an intense attack by the Luftwaffe. Thousands of incendiary bombs were. St. Paul's Cathedral (), a wartime documentary film for the British Council, the final part of which shows bomb damage in and around St Paul's. [] Lawrence of Arabia () shows the exterior of the building and the bust of T.E. nation: Church of England.

  St Paul’s Cross was eventually destroyed by the Puritans in during the Civil War and only after years was the lasting reminder installed. At its base is a plaque with a bit of history, I enjoyed the explanation of its purpose so much here it is in full;. Repaired Bomb Damage St Etheldreda's Church - London Monument Remembrance Tile Saving St. Paul's Cathedral - London American Memorial Chapel St. Paul’s Cathedral - London The National Firefighters Memorial "The Blitz" London - London Cemetery Grave Air Marshal Sholto Douglas - London Commonwealth War Grave All Hallows by the Tower Church - LondonLocation: St. Paul's Church Yard, London. St Paul's Survives is a photograph taken in London during the night air raid of 29–30 December , the th night of the Blitz of World War II. It shows St Paul's Cathedral, illuminated by fires and surrounded by the smoke of burning buildings.   In the month’s leading up to the start of the war, the Cathedral started to prepare. On Saturday, 29th April one of the regular meetings of the Chapter of St. Paul’s was held, and although a regular meeting, this day’s session was different, it was to start planning for how the Cathedral could be protected.