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North Woolwich Road after the explosion.

North Woolwich Road after the explosion.
North Woolwich Road.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2542
Description: An aerial view of North Woolwich Road after the Silvertown explosion. The huge blast flattened domestic and business premises. The explosion was so great that red-hot lumps of metal rained down on the surrounding area and started fires for miles around.
Creator: Unknown
Date: January 1917
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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