Living in the Blitz

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:43 am

Gurney Street, explosion 1942. Eighteen people were killed, 62 were seriously injured and 72 were slightly injured. 1000kg G type parachute mine which had lain undiscovered since when it was dropped on the last night of the blitz, May 11, 1941.
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1942.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:49 am

Rotherhithe Street near Durand’s Wharf, WWII Bomb Damage.  X.png
Rotherhithe Street near Durand’s Wharf, WWII Bomb Damage.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:36 pm

Emergency water supplies (EWS) were critical to provide the much-needed water to fire crews fighting the fires caused by wartime bombing and incendiary attacks. Some were purpose built, like the one shown here, others were created out of the basements of bombed buildings. Water mains could not always be relied on as enemy action could damage or destroy these and, if river supplies were not readily available, emergency water supplies from these dams were needed.
Abbey Street, Bermondsey, construction of an EWS dam, Emergency water supplies.   X.png
Abbey Street, Bermondsey, construction of an EWS dam.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:42 am

Schoolchildren wearing gas masks, 1 November 1934.
Lessons out of school. Children at Camberwell in South East London are being taught how to combat one of the most horrible methods of warfare.
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Well before the Blitz but what was to follow in 1939, makes this a sad picture to me.

A British Flag lies among the rubble of homes smashed by the Camberwell Road Rocket explosion. V-bomb damage, c1944.  X.png
A British Flag lies among the rubble of homes smashed by the Camberwell Road Rocket explosion. V-bomb damage, c1944.
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:51 pm

Blitz in London -- an AFS substation located in Webber Street, Southwark. with building debris covering fire appliances in the yard area.  X.png
Blitz in London -- an AFS substation located in Webber Street, Southwark. with building debris covering fire appliances in the yard area.
A towing vehicle and trailer pump from 38 A 2V, a Bermondsey sub-station located at Paragon School, Searles Road, London SE1. The picture was taken at the Regional Headquarters, Lambeth. WW2.  X.png
A towing vehicle and trailer pump from 38 A 2V, a Bermondsey sub-station located at Paragon School, Searles Road, London SE1. The picture was taken at the Regional Headquarters, Lambeth. WW2.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:48 am

For the duration of the Second World War small, two-person air-raid shelters were installed throughout London Underground. This allowed staff to stay at their posts during raids and helped things to get back to normal more quickly once the danger had passed. The shelters were known as bell shelters because of their shape. Inside were two small seats and a table.
WW2. Small two-person air-raid shelter, a member of uniformed staff looks on, c1935.  X.png
Small two-person air-raid shelter, a member of uniformed staff looks on, c1935.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:23 am

WW2 British ARP Wardens box of DM papers used for anti-gas testing.   X.png
WW2 British ARP Wardens box of DM papers used for anti-gas testing.
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:39 am

Bomb damage near Waterloo Station. A Blitzed bus caused by blast from a V1 flying bomb. June 1944.   X.png
Bomb damage near Waterloo Station. A Blitzed bus caused by blast from a V1 flying bomb. June 1944.


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