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An air raid shelter in a tube warehouse on Stanworth Street, Bermondsey.
|Sandbags outside an air raid shelter in a tube warehouse on Stanworth Street.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H3237|
|Description: Soon after the Blitz began, it quickly became clear to those seeking shelter that there was not enough space for everyone. Without anywhere to sleep at night, public anger rose and people felt that it was time to take the responsibility for shelter into their own hands. People began to occupy the basements of public buildings, vaults, church crypts and tube stations.|
|Date: September 1939|
|Credit line: Southwark Library collection.|