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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

London Underground in the Blitz blogged

In what looks set to be an interesting set of blog posts, Nick Cooper is writing day by day reports of the
Blitz's affect on the Tube. Using Ministry of Home Security Reports and records from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, he'll be building up a daily picture of the London Underground 70 years ago.

Air raid shelterers on a platform at Piccadilly Circus Underground station - September 1940 - London Transport Museum
Air raid shelterers on a platform at Piccadilly Circus Underground station - September 1940 - London Transport Museum

Also London Transport Museum opened their exhibition on the Blitz - Under Attack - yesterday. "The aerial bombing raids, known in Britain as the Blitz, defined the wartime experience of many European cities. This exhibition tells the story from the perspective of public transport in London, Coventry and Dresden, and illustrates the struggle to keep these cities moving during the Second World War."

Don't forget there may still be tickets left for the tour of Aldwych London Underground Station, where you can see what life was like sheltering in the Tube during the Blitz.


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