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The Resource The London County Council bomb damage maps, 1939-1945, Laurence Ward

The London County Council bomb damage maps, 1939-1945, Laurence Ward

Label
The London County Council bomb damage maps, 1939-1945
Title
The London County Council bomb damage maps, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Laurence Ward
Title variation
Bomb damage maps, 1939-1945
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The attack on London between 1939 and 1945 is one of the most significant events in the city's modern history, the impact of which can still be seen in its urban and social landscapes. As a key record of the attack, the London County Council Bomb Damage Maps represent destruction on a huge scale, recording buildings and streets reduced to smoke and rubble. The full set of maps is made up of 110 hand-coloured 1:2500. Ordnance Survey base sheets originally published in 1916 but updated by the LCC to 1940. Because they use the 1916 map, they give us a glimpse of a lost London, before post-war redevelopment schemes began to shape the modern city. The colouring applied to the maps records a scale of damage to Londons built environment during the war the most detailed and complete survey of destruction caused by the aerial bombardment. A clear and fascinating introduction by expert Laurence Ward sets the maps in the full historical context of the events that gave rise to them, supported by archival photographs and tables of often grim statistics
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Characteristic
atlas
Dewey number
911/.421
Index
index present
LC call number
G1819.L7
LC item number
W37 2015
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Label
The London County Council bomb damage maps, 1939-1945, Laurence Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
38 cm
Extent
1 atlas (288 pages)
Isbn
9780500518250
Lccn
2015938377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923638251
  • 1007479
  • (OCoLC)ocn923638251
  • 1007479
Label
The London County Council bomb damage maps, 1939-1945, Laurence Ward
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
38 cm
Extent
1 atlas (288 pages)
Isbn
9780500518250
Lccn
2015938377
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)923638251
  • 1007479
  • (OCoLC)ocn923638251
  • 1007479

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