National Geographic : 1945 Aug
London Wins the Battle 145 Wide World Visitors View the Gaping Hole Left by a Bomb in the North Transept of St. Paul's In April, 1941, after a previous hit had demolished the choir, London's massive cathedral sustained this damage-now repaired. Tons of falling masonry collapsed the floor, baring the crypt. Worse damage was done to the windows. Today St. Paul's stands in solitary splendor; the blitz leveled adjacent buildings.