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What is the purpose of the allusion to St. Paul's Cathedral and its architect, Wren?

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In "The Destructors," the house that the gang destroys was built by Sir Christopher Wren, a famous English architect who also designed and built St. Paul's Cathedral in London. There's a very famous photo that shows the majestic dome of St. Paul's standing firm in the midst of a German air raid during World War II. The photo became a symbol of Britain's defiance of Hitler and the Nazis and had enormous propaganda value.

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