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Today in World War II History—December 29, 1940

St. Paul’s Cathedral during the great raid on London, England, 29 Dec 1940 (US National Archives: 306-NT-3173V)

St. Paul’s Cathedral during the great raid on London, England, 29 Dec 1940 (US National Archives: 306-NT-3173V)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 29, 1940: The worst Luftwaffe raid on London causes 1500 fires in the “Second Great Fire of London,” but St. Paul’s Cathedral survives.

President Roosevelt makes “Arsenal of Democracy” radio address in a Fireside Chat, promising aid to Britain.