|Prime Minister Winston Churchill walks...through the ruins of Coventry Cathedral..., 1942
The German raid on the English city of Coventry (November 14-15, 1940) left 380 people dead, 865 were injured, and the center of the city was devastated. The attack shocked the American public. In later years Churchill would be accused—falsely, according to many scholars—of deliberately failing to protect Coventry in order to protect secret intelligence sources that had provided advance knowledge of the attack. This photograph shows Churchill walking through the ruins of Coventry's fourteenth-century cathedral.
Photograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (106)LC-USZ62-16191
World War II