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Sandbags outside Bermondsey Central Baths.

Sandbags outside Bermondsey Central Baths.
Sandbags outside Bermondsey Central Baths.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3223
Description: Sandbags were placed around public buildings to protect them from the blast of exploding bombs. The bags helped absorb the shock wave from an explosion. Most of the bags used were made of jute imported from India.
Creator: Unknown
Date: September 1939
Credit line: Southwark Library collection.
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