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Victoria and Albert Museum WWII Battle Scars

Take one glance at this museum, and you’ll surely notice the severe damage across its facade. The dents and chips are remnants of the German military bombing campaigns of World War II. For 11 weeks, London and many other parts of England were besieged by an aerial bombardment commonly known as the Blitz.

Despite being under constant bombardment, the museum mostly remained open during the air raids. Sandbags and other methods of protection were used to prevent its artifacts from being destroyed. 

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