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114,859.  Britain: World War II: As Nazi bombs rained down on London a crimewave is taking place across the nation’s capital.  Emerging from the city’s smouldering ashes is a race for unprecedented control of the underworld.  A new godfather is poised to seize power and his reign will change the streets of London for ever.  (Gangs: London & London)  Wartime Crime I, Yesterday 2018

 

114,860.  ‘57 consecutive night attacks on London.’  (Gangs: London & London)  ibid.  historian

 

114,861.  ‘A police state; of all the ironies we were fighting a police state.’  (Gangs: London & London)  ibid.

 

114,862.  The first to feel liberated by the Blitz are London’s criminals; at the outbreak of War a general amnesty empties the prisons.  (Gangs: London & London)  ibid.  

 

114,863.  Among them is Billy Hill … Hill sees an opportunity.  (Gangs: London & London)  ibid. 

 

114,864.  In London criminal activity is dominated by a few powerful gangs that hail from the city’s slums.  (Gangs: London & London)  ibid.

 

114,865.  His [Hill] campaign of robbery, heists and racketeering is poised to change the nature of crime for ever.  (Gangs: London & London)  ibid.  

 

114,866.  Participation in the black market forces millions of people to abandon their pre-War standards of morality.  (Gangs: London & London)  ibid.  

 

114,867.  He [Hill] launches a new audacious type of crime: Post Office robbery.  (Gangstas UK: London & Heists)  ibid.

 

114,868.  In 1952 he carries out the Eastcastle Street robbery with a value of over £7 million today; it is the biggest criminal heist Britain has ever seen.  (Gangs UK: London & Heists)  ibid.

 

 

140,638.  As temperatures started to drop and millions of Londoners sparked up their coal fires a freezing toxic cocktail of polluted smog smothered the capital.  (Winter & London & Cold)  The Big Freeze: Winter ’63, Channel 5 2022

 

 

79,678.  London: a nation, not a city.  Benjamin Disraeli, Lothair, 1870

 

79,679.  The gondola of London.  ibid.  re London cabs

 

 

79,680.  London is a modern Babylon.  Benjamin Disraeli, Tancred, 1847  

 

 

79,681.  A city of refuge, the mansion-house of liberty.  John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644

 

 

79,682.  London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.  Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, 1888

 

 

79,683.  Oh Mary, this London’s a wonderful sight,

With the people all working by day and by night ...

But for all I found there, I might as well be

Where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.  Percy French, The Mountains of Mourne

 

 

79,684.  Tonight

With London’s ghost

I walk the streets

As easy as November fog

Among the reeds.  Patrick Galvin, Christ in London

 

 

79,685.  I’m Burlington Bertie

I rise at ten-thirty and saunter along like a toff,

I walk down the Strand with my gloves on my hand,

Then I walk down against with them off.  W F Hargreaves, Burlington Bertie From Bow, 1915

 

 

79,686.  The flushpots of Euston and the hanging garments of Marylebone.  James Joyce, Finnegan’s Wake, 1939

 

 

79,687.  I thought of London spread out in the sun,

Its postal districts packed like squares of wheat.  Philip Larkin, The Whitsun Weddings, 1964

 

 

79,688.  Forget six counties overhung with smoke,

Forget the snorting steam and piston stroke,

Forget the spreading of the hideous town;

Think rather of the pack-horse on the down,

And dream of London, small and white and clean,

The clear Thames bordered by its gardens green.  William Morris, The Earthly Paradise, 1868-70

 

 

79,691.  In the hot summer of 1666 the city of London was consumed by a great fire.  13,000 houses were destroyed.  89 churches were incinerated.  80% of the building stock was erased.  No other city had burned like this since Roman times.  (London & Fire)  Great Fire of London: The Untold Story, National Geographic 2011

 

79,692.  The House of Commons appointed a committee to inquire into the causes of the disaster.  (London & Fire)  ibid.

 

79,693.  It was as they saw it an attack by foreign enemies.  (London & Fire)  ibid.

 

79,694.  Commercial rivalry had erupted into open warfare.  (London & Fire)  ibid.

 

79,695.  Suspicions about Dutch vengeance surfaced in the parliamentary inquiry.  (London & Fire)  ibid.

 

79,696.  Londoners were divided on the subject of immigration.  (London & Fire)  ibid.

 

79,697.  [Robert] Hubert’s confession was just what Londoners were expecting.  (London & Fire)  ibid.

 

79,698.  After four days of conflagration and violence the great Fire of London burnt itself out.  It never reached the Tower because foreigners and their English neighbours made great personal sacrifices.  But the battle to live in peace in London wasn’t over.  (London & Fire)  ibid.

 

79,699.  Hubert hadn’t even been in the city when the fire broke out.  (London & Fire)  ibid.

 

 

102,020.  Suspicions grew that there was a dark frightening world of dictators, drug lords, Russian gangsters, arms dealers and international bankers all thriving together in the shadows of the City of London.  (Power & Elite & Paranoia & Individual & Conspiracy & Secret Government & London & Corruption)  Adam Curtis, Can’t Get You Out of My Head VI Are We a Pigeon? Or Are We Dancer? ***** BBC 2021 

 

 

139,266.  In the early 1800s attitudes changed … London was at the very centre of the transatlantic slave trade.  England’s enormous wealth was in part created by the trafficking of enslaved humans.  (Slavery & London)  Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson IV: Our People, Epix 2020