David Mattingley - London during the war

Running time
49 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Oh, very damaged, and a lot of buildings were just shells, and, of course, nothing was done in the way of repair at that time. Sometimes the remains were pulled down.

There were lot of emergency water tanks, which were big concrete tanks full of water. Hyde Park had a lot of anti-aircraft guns in it. All the parks had trenches and things, slit trenches, so, yes, it was, in a way, grim, but in other ways, not.

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