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Sandbag protection at Birmingham Snow Hill Station

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Railway stations were on high alert during the war years. The principal stations on the GWR network were used by hundreds of people each day and a direct bomb strike on any of these stations could potentially cause multiple fatalities. Air raid precautions were put in place to minimise the effect of bomb damage. This image of Birmingham Snow Hill Station shows the use of sandbags to protect buildings, and their occupants, from fire and shrapnel damage

Copyright © STEAM Museum of the GWR

Media ID 15134202

Date: 28th February 2014

Unique Reference Number: W8 028

Image Size: 3112 x 2336 Pixels

Filesize is 1.29MB

Associated Categories: Birmingham Snow Hill

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: air raid protection, arp, birmingham snow hill, sandbags, station, war, ww2