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Fires in the docks

Fires in the docks
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H3750
Description: The Port of London was the most heavily bombed civilian target in Britain. Thousands of high-explosive bombs and incendiary bombs caused extensive damage to the dock system. The timber ponds in the Surrey Docks blazed from end to end for a whole week. A third of the warehouses and transit sheds were destroyed. This sound file describes the fires at the docks on the first night of the Blitz, 7 September 1940.
Creator: National Maritime Museum
Date: 2002
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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