Under Attack: London / Coventry / Dresden


Yesterday afternoon Alex and I took advantage of our membership at the London Transport Museum to stop by and see a new exhibit all about the bombings of World War II, and the effect of those bombings on public transport. I thought it was really fantastic that the museum didn’t simply focus on the London or Coventry bombings; to include Dresden, the German city that the allied forces nearly obliterated, was really a nice touch by the curators.

The exhibit was a bit text heavy, and not very interactive (unlike the rest of the transport museum, which is a fantastic blend of information).  But there were some amazing stories and photographs. There were first-person interviews with people who sheltered in the Tube during the Blitz, and there were photographs of the equipment that the people were provided for to protect them against gas attacks.

This photograph was accompanied by a poster that warned residents that Gas was expected, they should put on their masks. I didn’t get a picture of it, unfortunately, but later in the gift shop, I found the perfect gift for Cora.

I don’t mean to make light of what was a terrible event, but you have to admit that it’s pretty darned cute!!


Posted on 28/11/2010, in Transit, Within London and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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