National Geographic : 1943 Apr
Staff Photographer B.Anthony Stewart Beside the Thames Rise the Towers of Parliament, Heart of the BritishCommonwealth While the House of Commons has been gutted, the walls still stand. Save for scaffolding, Parliament looks todayfrom across the river much asitdoes here. Big Ben, at right, though slightly damaged by bombs, has never missed booming the hour, heard by radio around the world. Totheleftoftall, square Victoria Tower, entrance to the undamaged House of Lords, stands Westminster Abbey.