Living in the Blitz

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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Postby Sean.Byrne » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:24 am

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby Sean.Byrne » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:33 pm

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

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby Sean.Byrne » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:43 pm

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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

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:21 am

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

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:05 am

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.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:45 am

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.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:19 am

London Transport motorcycle dispatch rider Jill Horscroft at Camberwell bus garage, 1940 – 1945.
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:10 pm

Throughout the 1940s every man woman and child in Britain owned ration books of coupons that had to be used to obtain food and clothing. Clothing rationing was introduced in 1941 and lasted eight years.
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WW2 RATION BOOK.
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Glengall Road, bomb damage, 12 September 1940.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby SueItzinger » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:26 pm

Druid Street Bombing October 1940
My family name is Itzinger. Relatives who lived at 142 Abbey Street lost their youngest daughter, called Gladys Victoria and a grandmother. Emma Bridger. I have asked the local Labour MP to see if Southwark Council would be able to organise a Rememberance Service. I have made contact through Ancestry to the older sister's family. My family now live in Leeds, Yorkshire, but I am hoping by using your site that many families involved in the Druid Street bombing may come together.
Thank you for passing on my message
Sue Itzinger

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sat May 16, 2020 4:12 am

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Southwark Street bomb damage WW2
Southwark Street on fire. London Blitz, Dec 1940, WW2.  X.png
Southwark Street on fire. London Blitz, Dec 1940, WW2.


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