Over an 18 month period over 2 million civilians throughout the country became homeless, including one Londoner in every six, 40,000 civilians died with over half of these being Londoners. 50,000 were seriously injured. Mad or brave? This man is seen carrying out an unexploded bomb dropped during the blitz. A double decker bus fallen into a bomb crater in Balham, London, October 1940. This photograph was not passed by the war censor until after the war.