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History: Fascinating Video Shows What the Daily Commute for a Londoner Was Like During the Blitz in 1940

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City Bound: the daily commute into London from the suburbs in 1941. Life went on ‘as normal’ during the Blitz – work, travel and social life during WW2 in London, with gas masks and helmets as part of the norm. Great London scenery during the 1940’s, people going to work, catching trains and buses. “Each morning five million people are moved from home to work by London’s transport system”. On 27 September 1940 a census found that 177,500 Londoners were sleeping in Tube stations, so they installed bunk beds.

What a fascinating look at every day life during the London Blitz.

Check it out below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G-a3IWKZrU

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.

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