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An air raid shelter in a tube warehouse on Stanworth Street, Bermondsey.

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.
Creator: Unknown
Date: September 1939
Credit line: Southwark Library collection.
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