|"Before and After" views of the Cordwainers Hall (from Hitler Passed This Way)
|Looking towards St Paul's with the ruined Cordwainers Hall (author's collection)
|The same view today (Google streetview)
|101 Queen Victoria Street before the events of 10/11 May 1941 (from Hitler Passed This Way)
|The ruined site (from Hitler Passed This Way)
|The modern replacement (Google Streetview)
|The Ship Hotel 'Before and After' (from Hitler Passed This Way'
|The site today (Google Streetview)
|'The Monster' public house in Sutherland Terrace, Pimlico (from Hitler Passed This Way)
If one looks for Sutherland Terrace in Pimlico today, it does not exist, for it was completely wiped out on the night of 16/17 April 1941. Inspection of a pre-war A to Z Atlas reveals Sutherland Terrace about halfway up the page, running between Sutherland Street and Cumberland Street, forming what must have been a slightly confusing crossroads with Winchester Street. A glance at the present day Google Streetview shows no trace of Sutherland Terrace. Such was the ferocity of the bombing that the terrace was obliterated, complete with it's once famous public house, the splendidly named 'Monster' of which we see 'Before and After' views in the book. It was a bad night in Westminster, with 148 killed, 173 high explosive bombs, seven parachute mines and a community destroyed.
|The same location today (Google Streetview)
Hitler Passed This Way - The Evening News, 1945
The Longest Night - Gavin Mortimer; Cassell, 2005