The Blitz in colour: New pictures show the devastation of WW2 Nazi bombings on London

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer

These incredible pictures show the true horror of the Blitz like never before after they were expertly colourised.

The Blitz saw German bombers target industrial areas like London and Coventry from September 7, 1940 to May 11, 1941, during World War Two.

After failing to gain air superiority during the Battle of Britain, Hitler turned his attention to breaking the will of the British people.

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32,000 civilians lost their lives during the Blitz, with 87,000 seriously injured.

The bombings also saw two million homes destroyed, with famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Chamber of the House of Commons all sustaining damage.

The coloured pictures are the work of Welsh electrician, Royston Leonard, 55, who has painstakingly brought the snaps into the twenty-first century.