About this object

  • Maker:

    Brandt, Hermann Wilhelm

  • ID:

    IN8722

  • Production date:

    1940

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: People's City: War

  • Following the onset of the Blitz in September 1940, thousands of Londoners began to use Tube stations as impromptu air-raid shelters. Although the idea of Londoners sheltering in Tube stations has subsequently become symbolic of Home Front resilience, in fact only 5% of Londoners used the underground systems in this way. Indeed, large parts of South and East london, the areas most vulnerable to attack, were not part of the Tube network. The images in this series, for instance, show people using church crypts, shop basements and even railway arches for shelter, in addition to Tube stations.  < ...Read more

  • Measurements

    H 252 mm; L 194 mm

  • Materials

    paper; gelatin; silver halides

  • Last Updated

    2017-06-05

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related Event

    World War II (depicted)

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