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Rescue workers survey bomb damage.

Rescue workers survey bomb damage.
Rescue workers survey bomb damage.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2868
Description: Thousands of civilians were killed during the bombing of the Second World War. Many more were injured and numerous buildings were completely, or partially, destroyed. Gas, water, electricity and telephone supplies were often cut off due to bomb damage. Travel was made difficult because the streets and roads were blocked by masonry, bomb craters and burst mains. The rail and underground stations were damaged and the lines were often cut by bombs.
Creator: Unknown
Date: December 1940
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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