Living in the Blitz

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:53 am

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SURREY DOCKS – 1940 Fire at Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe on Sept. 7, 1940, the first day of the Blitz.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:51 am

Schooling was disrupted not only by the evacuations and frequent moves, but also by the threat of bombs. Here, students and teachers from a school in Bermondsey in South London strive for a sense of normalcy. The photo, taken on March 29, 1941, shows students participating in a reading and discussion group.
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1941

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:08 pm

Originally Posted by paperboy 2015.
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Guards of the Household Brigade. 1914.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:58 am

Elephant and Castle London Underground Station Shelter: People sleeping on the crowded platform of Elephant and Castle tube station while taking shelter from German air raids during the London Blitz.
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Elephant and Castle Underground Station 1941,during the Blitz. Miss A. Potter teaching children in a maths lesson, as they shelter during an air raid over London.
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:54 am

BLACKFRIARS ROAD 1940 Aftermath of a high explosive bomb in Blackfriars Road, London, on 24 October 1940. There is visible damage to the train bridge between London Bridge and Waterloo stations, and to two trams travelling under the bridge.
The Ring Public House out of the picture to the left.
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The other side of the Bridge.
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:22 am

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A group of smiling evacuees from Rotherhithe, with gas mask boxes hold hands on a walk in Reading c1940.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Sat May 05, 2018 12:23 am

The aftermath of a bombing at a London hospital in November 1940 Nurses doing the cleaning up.... We tend to forget just how much the Nurses did and the dangers they worked under..jpg
The aftermath of a bombing at a London hospital in November 1940 Nurses doing the cleaning up.... We tend to forget just how much the Nurses did and the dangers they worked under.

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Tue May 22, 2018 3:36 am

These are some of the things children wrote in their school books in South London during WW2. The innocence of children during such a dangerous and sad time in their lives can still make you smile. :)
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“In Wartime Children Who Lived In
Big Cities Had to Be Evaporated
Because It Was Safer in The Country.”



“Sometimes in The War They Take Presners and Keep
Them as Ostriges Until the War is Over.
Some Prisners End Up in Consterpation Camps”

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:01 am

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ELEPHANT & CASTLE

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Re: Living in the Blitz

Postby kiwi » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:09 am

London Evacuees in Carmarthenshire, Wales, 1940 Boys of the Rotherhithe Nautical School.jpg
London Evacuees in Carmarthenshire, Wales, 1940 Boys of the Rotherhithe Nautical School, Bermondsey, London at boat drill at Ferry side, Carmarthenshire.


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