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Air raid on the Surrey Docks in 1940.
|Air raid on the Surrey Docks in 1940.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H0194|
|Description: During the Second World War the Surrey Docks suffered the most extensive bomb damage of any dock system in Britain. After the first night of bombing on 7 September 1940, the timber ponds were ablaze for a whole week. A third of the warehouses and transit sheds were destroyed in the inferno.|
|Credit line: Southwark Library collection.|