The Great Smog of 1952 | A Short Documentary | Fascinating Horror

On the 5th of December, 1952, an unusually heavy fog descended on London. It remained in place for five days, bringing the capital to a standstill… and yet it caused no panic. Fog was a common phenomenon within London and, dramatic as this fog was, it was thought of as just another example of typically British weather. It wouldn’t be until much later that the true cost of the Great Smog of 1952 was realised.

00:00 – Intro
00:43 – Background
02:07 – The Great Smog of 1952
06:54 – The Aftermath

I tell the true stories behind some of history’s greatest disasters… but without sensationalism or disturbing imagery. Fascinating Horror is all about in-depth research, respectful storytelling, and learning what we can from the mistakes of the past. You might be surprised to discover just how much of today’s world is shaped by long-forgotten disasters from decades gone by.

Music: “Glass Pond” by Public Memory | “Creep” by Emmit Fenn

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