Ellerslie Square, Brixton, 1944

Ellerslie Square, Brixton, 1944 

A Flying bomb incident, showing damaged houses and air raid shelters in the foreground, 24 June 1944.

Although V1 flying bombs were intended for Central London, a British government disinformation campaign led to most of them falling in South London, well short of their targets.

A total of 95 V1s fell in Lambeth killing 250 people and severely injuring a further 709.

The photograph shows the extensive damage caused by the single warhead, close to the centre is the entrance to an underground shelter, which appears to be undamaged.

This area is now the site of a large industrial estate.