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Sandbags outside Bermondsey Central Baths.
Sandbags were placed around public buildings to protect them from the blast of exploding bombs. The bags helped absorb the shock wave from an...
Second World War air raid warden in uniform.
In April 1937, an Air Raid Warden Service was created and by the middle of 1938 this had some 2,000 recruits. By September 1939 there were more than...
Shelters on Parkstone Road, Peckham.
In March 1940 the government began to construct communal shelters designed to protect around fifty people living in the same neighbourhood. Made of...
Royal Naval College: the Admiral President's House demolished.
This view from the King Charles courtyard shows the bomb damage inflicted on the Admiral President's House at the Royal Naval College after a...
Review of the invasion fleet by the king.
Rows of landing craft about to take part in the D-Day landings assembled for a review by George VI.
Rescue workers after a bombing raid on Bermondsey.
Rescue workers amongst the rubble, salvaging what they can, after a bombing raid on Bermondsey during the Second World War.
Rescue workers removing an injured person from the ruins.
Rescue workers from a Heavy Rescue Team in Southwark remove an injured person on a stretcher. Rescues could sometimes last for days, often continuing...
Rescue workers survey bomb damage.
Thousands of civilians were killed during the bombing of the Second World War. Many more were injured and numerous buildings were completely, or...
Smoke from the bombed factories in Silvertown.
A Luftwaffe photograph showing the damage done to the Silvertown factories during the first night of the Blitz. The Royal Albert, Victoria and King...
Southwark Air Raid Precautions Mobile First Aid Unit.
Five members of the Southwark Air Raid Precautions Mobile First Aid Unit. The unit would attend the scene of a bomb blast, where they would deal with...
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