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The Shelter of the Tubes
Capital Transport

The Shelter of the Tubes

Regular price £6.00

When the Luftwaffe began its intensive bombing campaign on London in September 1940, many of the capital's citizens were left without adequate shelter. To many Londoners, fearful of the effects of aerial bombardment, the platforms, escalators and stairs of the Tube stations seemed the natural place of safety. Despite initial resistance by the authorities to their use as air raid shelters, the Tubes quickly became a home from home for thousands of Londoners who each night sought a safe haven underground. The public invasion of the Tubes provides one of the most important civil acts of the war, and here in The Shelter of the Tubes the story of the extraordinary community that developed underground during the long nights of the Blitz is told in full for the first time, often using previously unpublished diary entries and government papers.

Hardback, 96 pages, black & white photographs

ISBN: 9781854142443

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