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Bombed out houses in East London.

Bombed out houses in East London.
Bombed out houses in East London.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2870
Description: During the Blitz, millions of homes, offices and factories were destroyed or damaged. At the end of the war a huge amount of rubble and debris had to be removed. The Hackney Marshes, originally boggy marshland, were therefore filled in with the waste material from the air raids. By 1947 some 350 acres had been filled in and then reclaimed - providing space for over 100 football pitches.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1939-45
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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