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The London Blitz
On this day in 1940, the London Blitz, Germany’s systematic bombing of London, began. Magnum co-founder George Rodger documented daily life and destruction during the Blitz. LONDON—Oxford Street. A diamond merchant gives up his shop to raise money to finance production of fighting planes, 1940.
Book of the Week
RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco
Thirty-nine years ago this week in Los Angeles, Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. A funeral train carried his body from New York City to Washington, D.C. In RFK Funeral Train, Paul Fusco documents the funeral train procession. Despite the hot weather, hundreds of thousands of people stood along the train tracks waiting to pay their respects.
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