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Air Raid Gallery

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Choose from 15 pictures in our Air Raid collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940
Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940
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Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
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Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941
Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941
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Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941
Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941
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Bomb damage to Bowden Hall locomotive at Keyham Station, 1941
Bomb damage to Bowden Hall locomotive at Keyham Station, 1941
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Air raid shelter at West Ealing Goods Yard, 1940
Air raid shelter at West Ealing Goods Yard, 1940
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GWR station staff member in a gas mask, c.1939
GWR station staff member in a gas mask, c.1939
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Swindon Works employees manouvering a wheel set by crane, c.1940
Swindon Works employees manouvering a wheel set by crane, c.1940
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Brake Third coach No. 3307 converted into a mobile cleansing unit, 1941
Brake Third coach No. 3307 converted into a mobile cleansing unit, 1941
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A Sea Hurricane being loaded onto an armed merchant ship at Cardiff docks, c.1941
A Sea Hurricane being loaded onto an armed merchant ship at Cardiff docks, c.1941
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Bomb damage to the GWRs salvage warehouse in London, 1940
Bomb damage to the GWRs salvage warehouse in London, 1940
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Air raid damage to goods wagons at Newton Abbot Station in 1940
Air raid damage to goods wagons at Newton Abbot Station in 1940
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Brake Third coach No. 3307 converted into a mobile cleansing unit, 1941 Featured Print

Brake Third coach No. 3307 converted into a mobile cleansing unit, 1941

The fear of gas attack was of paramount concern during World War II, as demonstrated by the mass issuing of gas masks prior to the outbreak of war in 1939. One of the responsibilities of the ARP services was to lead the decontamination and cleansing process in the event of such an attack. Mobile cleansing units were made available to the ARP service to clean people who had been exposed to gas attack, and in July 1941 the GWR converted Brake Third coach No. 3307 into an ARP Cleansing Unit for this purpose. The van was equipped with an air lock leading to an undressing room, showers, and further along the vehicle, a dressing room stocked with fresh clothing. As can be seen in this photograph, the windows were completely blacked out and they were also made to be blast proof. This was one of 47 such units converted by the major railway companies, which were stationed at strategic locations for immediate dispatch to any station or rail depot where they were needed

Air raid damage to the gas holder at Swindon Works, 1942
Air raid damage to the gas holder at Swindon Works, 1942
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Bomb damage to Foxs Wood Tunnel, Bristol, 1941
Bomb damage to Foxs Wood Tunnel, Bristol, 1941
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Air Raid notice, issued to passengers in 1940
Air Raid notice, issued to passengers in 1940
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