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London's biggest explosion, Introduction

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Soldiers from the Essex Regiment and police outside a ruined building.
© 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.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 19 January 1917
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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