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Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941

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A view of Paddington Station following the explosion of the parachute mine on the 17th April 1941. Showing the internal damage to the station, particularly to Platform 1. Despite the clear up operation taking place passengers are still gathered on the platform awaiting the arrival of the next train. The efficient engineering capabilities of the GWR meant that they were able to resume normal service as quickly as possible

Media ID 19929767

Date: 28th February 2014

Unique Reference Number: W9 047

Image Size: 2576 x 1900 Pixels

Filesize is 0.74MB

Associated Categories: Paddington Station

Associated Categories: War Workers

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: air raid, damage, mine, paddington station, platform