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WW2 • Blackout and Air Raid Precautions

Snapshots:In the background
Private snapshots from the war years are not common because film was not easy to obtain.

The background of the photograph top left shows a private house with its windows taped against bomb blast.
In the centre, the background of another snap shows sandbags protecting a public building.
The foreground of the third snapshot shows a property wall, which been painted with white dashes to help passing traffic at night. During the "Black-out" Every night it was illegal to have any light showing which could be seen from enemy aircraft. all road vehicles were driven with dull hooded lamps in pitch black streets with no street lighting. Lamp-posts, telegraph poles, walls & bollards were all painted with white paint to help cut down on accidents.

War years