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Images Dated 31st May 2016

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Blitz - Fire at Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe Featured 31 May 2016 Print

Blitz - Fire at Surrey Commercial Docks, Rotherhithe

Warehouses ablaze (the left wing of the No.8 warehouse) following the heavy enemy bombing raids on the Surrey Commercial Docks in Rotherhithe. This raid took place on the 7th September and this was consider to be the start of the Blitz upon London and followed by other important UK cities

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

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WW2 - Blitz, London - Progress report sent to Local Control Featured 31 May 2016 Print

WW2 - Blitz, London - Progress report sent to Local Control

Senior Company Officer 'Jimmy' Syrett, up with the branchmen, sends a progress report to Local Control. He is using one of the early walkie talkies with a throat, or larynx, microphone, supplied by the Royal Corps of Signals. These sets transmitted a good signal provided there was no local interference, i.e. the operator standing close to a corrugated iron fence. When this occured, the operator had to change position; sometimes merely pivoting on the same spot had the desired effect

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library

London Fire Brigade pump damaged by fire Featured 31 May 2016 Print

London Fire Brigade pump damaged by fire

A London Fire Brigade pump damaged by a dramatic fire which took place on the night of 15 August 1920 on the Thames at Woolwich, SE London. The barge Dorcas, laden with several thousand gallons of petrol, caught fire, burned though her mooring ropes and, drifting in the tide, blazed furiously. The Dorcas collided with and set fire to two tugs, Woolwich Pier and nine other barges, a ferryboat and several buildings before grounding on the shore. By then ten London Fire Brigade pumps were waiting, but as they got to work the Dorcas blew up with flames 300 feet high. Although there were no serious injuries, firefighters had to abandon three pumps, which were all burnt out. Here are the remains of one

© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library