The Great London Smog

Heavy smog in Piccadilly Circus, London, 6th December 1952. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

London is no stranger to smog, which is why when the Great London Smog descended in December of 1952, nobody quite realized anything unusual was going on. At its largest, it extended 30 kilometers around London, and it killed thousands of people. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: 20th century, London, Coal, industrialization, British history