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Bomb damage to No. 24 shop at Swindon Works in 1942

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Swindon Works should have been a prime target for the German Luftwaffe, but the Works remained relatively unscathed from any air raids on the town. This image taken on 27th July 1942 shows a bomb crater on the edge of No.24 Shop in the Carriage and Wagon Works. This was not a direct hit, but the damaged roof and shattered windows of No.24 Shop illustrates the force of such a bomb explosion. Several workmen are examining the crater, probably thankful the bomb did not land any closer

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 19929943

Date: 28th February 2014

Unique Reference Number: W7 031 & HWW2-2 047

Image Size: 3076 x 2376 Pixels

Filesize is 1.76MB

Associated Categories: Carriage and Wagon Works

Associated Categories: The Railway at War

Associated Categories: Second World War

Associated Categories: No 24 Shop

Keywords: 24 shop, bomb damage, carriage and wagon works, swindon, swindon works, world war 2