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Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:02 am
by kiwi
Dunton Road, Sandbags outside a house, September, 1939. X.jpg
Dunton Road, Sandbags outside a house, September, 1939.
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Grove Street, Bomb Damage
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:54 am
by kiwi
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1940 WW2.

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:46 pm
by kiwi
Redcross Street, WW2, London Blitz c1940. Now Redcross Way.
Redcross Street, Southwark Fire, WW2, London Blitz c1940.  X.png
Redcross Street, WW2, London Blitz c1940.  X.png

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:01 pm
by kiwi
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Union Street, Sept 1940, WW2. X

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:16 am
by kiwi
It’s strange that I have come across these pictures on Remembrance weekend 9th-10th November 2019, of the Memorial Service in Bermondsey 1943, for Lidice a mining village about 15 miles from Prague, Czechoslovakia.
If you haven’t heard or read about the horrors that happened in Lidice in 1942, I will leave it to yourselves to make that decision to find out.
Have we really solved anything from war,? have we really learnt after 76yrs from the Lidice Horror or the end of WW2,? Sadly I have my doubts. :(
Spa Road, Memorial Service for Lidice at a Spa Road bomb site, Bermondsey on 10 June 1943.  X.png
Memorial Service for Lidice at a Spa Road bomb site, Bermondsey on 10 June 1943.
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Spa Road,Czechoslovak servicemen sing at Bermondsey’s Lidice memorial service,1943.  X.png
Czechoslovak servicemen sing at Bermondsey’s Lidice memorial service,1943.

Re: SOUTHWARK PARK.

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:19 pm
by Sean.Byrne
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Re: OLD KENT ROAD.

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:24 am
by Sean.Byrne
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Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:33 pm
by Sean.Byrne
Peckham, Cow Lane Bridge was hit by a V2. I was amazed at the size of the V2 when I saw it in the Imperial War museum. I think it had a one ton warhead but setting aside the damage from the explosives at impact the simple mass of the V2 at supersonic impact must have been enormous.

Cow Lane Bridge, Peckham was hit by a V2 missile.jpg


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When a V2 hit Balham it caused a cave in all the way down to the tube line with serious damage above

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Balham tube V2 cave in


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Cave in above Balham tube

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:43 pm
by Sean.Byrne
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Safety below ground at Elephant and Castle tube


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And not so safe defusing a bomb above ground


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St Pancrass station bombed

Re: Living in the Blitz

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:21 am
by kiwi
Elephant & Castle Underground station, Bakerloo and Northern lines. Interior view showing a canteen set up on platform for shelterers during the Second World War. The area has been decorated with a flag and Christmas decorations. Tea or soup urns can be seen, together with a makeshift counter, behind which catering staff stand. A crowd of shelterers stand in the background. The canteen was declared one of the 'three best decorated canteens' for Xmas 1944.
Elephant & Castle Underground station, shelterers during the Second World War. The canteen was declared one of the 'three best decorated canteens' for Xmas 1944. X.png
Xmas 1944