Trousers Bomb - Ancestry UK

  • Gareth Brown

Illustration for the 80th anniversary of the start of the Blitz being marked on 7th September 2020. Ancestry UK partnered with artists across the UK to create 80 pieces of art; each inspired by a historical record and/or image from World War II. This illustration is of 11-year-old Raymond Hawley, who protected his family by removing a bomb with a pair of trousers from his home, throwing it out into their garden, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, 1940 The full 80 pieces are available to view on the Ancestry UK website, click here to view them: