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Soldiers from the Essex Regiment and police outside a ruined building.
|Soldiers from the Essex Regiment.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2543|
|Description: Soldiers from the Essex Regiment assisted the police and other emergency services after the explosion on 19 January 1917. The immediate civic response was massive as the army, emergency services, charities, local government officers and ordinary people rushed to Silvertown.|
|Date: 19 January 1917|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.|