Saturday, December 08, 2012

The Great Smog

" From December 1952 to March 1953 in Greater London 12,000 residents more than usual perished in what was modern London’s most massive civilian disaster. Smoke from a million chimneys ran like water and pumped clotted, coal-fumes into cooler stilled air." 

Find out more in "The Great Smog" by Devra Davis in published in History Today Volume 52: 12 2002, now available online at:

Nelson's Column During the Great Smog of 1952.

PHOTO: This image was taken from the Geograph project collection. See this photograph's page on the Geograph website for the photographer's contact details. The copyright on this image is owned by N T Stobbs and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

See: WikiPedia's entry for The Great Smog

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