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The text below gives a summary of the conflict (i.e. war), event or incident that resulted in deaths in the Borough or abroad. On the right are listed the individual events and incidents, such as battles or air raids. For each conflict the total number of casualties are given, whereas for each event or incident the names of those who died are listed in alphabetical order.

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Details for: Air raids on Friday 27th December 1940


Historical Data:
Friday 27th December 1940. There were major attacks on London this day - the first since the Christmas 'truce'. From 1845 to 2232 hours, London was bombed by 108 aircraft with the City and Government quarter of Whitehall as the main target area. Damage was unusually serious in London in proportion to the scale of the attack. Much damage was caused to railway and bus networks. 141 Londoners were killed. A number of properties were damaged in Islington. Amias House Shelter, Central Street, was hit with the loss of ten lives.