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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:24 am
by Sean.Byrne
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:33 pm
by Sean.Byrne
Peckham, Cow Lane Bridge was hit by a V2. I was amazed at the size of the V2 when I saw it in the Imperial War museum. I think it had a one ton warhead but setting aside the damage from the explosives at impact the simple mass of the V2 at supersonic impact must have been enormous.

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When a V2 hit Balham it caused a cave in all the way down to the tube line with serious damage above

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Balham tube V2 cave in


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Cave in above Balham tube

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:43 pm
by Sean.Byrne
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Safety below ground at Elephant and Castle tube


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And not so safe defusing a bomb above ground


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St Pancrass station bombed

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:21 am
by kiwi
Elephant & Castle Underground station, Bakerloo and Northern lines. Interior view showing a canteen set up on platform for shelterers during the Second World War. The area has been decorated with a flag and Christmas decorations. Tea or soup urns can be seen, together with a makeshift counter, behind which catering staff stand. A crowd of shelterers stand in the background. The canteen was declared one of the 'three best decorated canteens' for Xmas 1944.
Elephant & Castle Underground station, shelterers during the Second World War. The canteen was declared one of the 'three best decorated canteens' for Xmas 1944. X.png
Xmas 1944

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:05 am
by kiwi
A gang of workmen repairing tram tracks in the vicinity of Borough High Street which had been damaged by enemy bombing, 24 Oct 1940.
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1940.

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:45 am
by kiwi
River Emergency Service 1939-41. Thames pleasure steamers were converted into ambulance ships and mainly crewed by women.
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The Cliveden seen here moored at the Pier.
River Emergency Service 1939-41.A Doctor gives the 'patient' an injection,the nurses and crew are giving a demonstration of the ship and its operating theatre and other facilities for dealing with casualties.jpg
A Doctor gives the 'patient' an injection,the nurses and crew are giving a demonstration of the ship and its operating theatre and other facilities for dealing with casualties.