The Bank of England and Royal Exhange after the raid during the night of 11 January 1941. The bomb exploded in the booking-hall of the Bank Underground Station. The crater, 1,800 sq ft in area, was the largest in London.
During the occupation, the Gestapo settles with the Ritz Hotel, Paris. The swastika flew above the Eiffel Tower and other luxurious hotels ‘vanished behind shutters’, but at the Ritz, the suites were full. The hotel was ostensibly spared because Marie-Louise, the German-speaking widow of the founder, Cesar Ritz, was Swiss. Then, the Ritz was designated neutral territory, ‘a Switzerland in Paris’. (text from dailymail)