Firefighters

Made:
1940-07-16 in United Kingdom
photographer:
Tovey

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Firefighters A photograph of two firefighters operating a fire engine, taken by Tovey for the Daily Herald newspaper on 16 July
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A photograph of two fire fighters operating a fire engine, taken by Tovey for the Daily Herald newspaper on 16 July, 1940.

A photograph of two fire fighters operating a fire engine, taken in July 1940 by Tovey for the Daily Herald.

Fitted to the back of a fire engine, this powerful hose system could direct water in any direction. The fire services in London were severely tested during the second world war. The Blitz, the German aerial bombing campaign of the capital, began in the late summer of 1940 and saw widespread devastation all over London.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/J03303
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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