When London held its breath as Queen gave birth to Prince Charles: Historic ...

When London held its breath as Queen gave birth to Prince Charles: Historic ...
When London held its breath as Queen gave birth to Prince Charles: Historic ...
When London held its breath as Queen gave birth to Prince Charles: Historic moment is brought to life in fascinating colourised pictures of the capital's best-loved landmarks through the decades

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Incredible colourised pictures have been revealed featuring some of London’s most iconic landmarks from times past.

One image, from 1948, showed crowds of people gathered in front of Buckingham Palace, awaiting news as the then-Princess Elizabeth gave birth to her first child.

In another, from 1946, a goggled man drives a vintage Panhard-Levassor automobile through London near Big Ben.

The amazing snaps have been newly released by the TopFoto archives and painstakingly colourised.

In the twenty years following World War II, London was in a period of rebuilding, recovering from the physical impact of the Blitz and the emotional impact of the war.

People started to return to London, with soldiers coming home from war and children rejoining their families after having been evacuated - but unfortunately there were 30,000 Londoners who did not survive the war.

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