The Great Smog of 1952

By georgina young on 6 Dec 2013

Our Senior Curator of Contemporary History George Young reveals the havoc wreaked by the Great Smog of 1952.

Though the city had known smog for years, the Great Smog was particularly momentous and contributed to the deaths of more than 4,000 Londoners. Here, Senior Curator of Contemporary History George Young discusses the impact this terrible event had on the city over 5 days in December 1952.

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