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Newspaper article International New York Times

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Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: St. Paul's suffers a direct bomb hit in 1941; the body of a stowaway is found in the landing-gear well of a plane from Moscow in 1966.

1941 St. Paul's Is Bombed

LONDON St. Paul's Cathedral, "mother church of the British Empire," suffered a direct bomb hit on the north transept in a recent German air raid, it was revealed today [April 18] by officials who removed a ban on publication of news of the damage. The bomb destroyed the saucer dome of the transept, dropped into the inner portico and tore tons of masonry out of the floor, leaving a gaping hole to the crypt. Almost every pane of glass, some dating from the time of Sir Christopher Wren, St. Paul's designer, was blown out. …

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