By Alan Brooks
The 2 international wars of the 20th century appear so far-off from us now, a life-time in the past, in a distinct age. but in London the proof of those conflicts is round us, close to handy, within the many relics and reminders which are scattered around the textile of the trendy urban. And, as Alan Brooks demonstrates during this attention-grabbing photographic list, they are often obvious and visited this day. Plaques and inscriptions, graves, cemeteries and rolls of honour, stone monuments and stained glass, war-damaged structures, pillboxes and air-raid shelters, painted indicators and camouflage those are only many of the mementoes of battle, and of the event of Londoners, in the course of the maximum conflicts the rustic has recognized.
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27. 26). Streatham Cemetery, Garratt Lane, SW17. 28. Gravestone of more AFS casualties of the Blitz, this time at Gainsborough Road School, West Ham, on 8 December 1940. East London Cemetery, Grange Road, E13. There is a Firemen Remembered plaque on the school building also (not illustrated). 29. Plaque outside All Soul’s Church, Langham Place, W1. likely to break out, which if unchecked would destroy the building. 35). Between mid-January and early March 1941, London and the rest of Britain experienced another relative lull, with only a few comparatively light raids.
44. Plaque outside the City Temple, Holborn Viaduct, EC1. 43. 42). 42. 45. 46). 46. 45). 48. Plaque outside the Young Vic theatre in The Cut, SE1. There is also a handwritten list of the victims on the wall inside the theatre, near the box office. 47. Plaque outside Chelsea Fire Station, King’s Road, SW3. 49. Gravestone for more AFS personnel, this time killed on ‘The Saturday’. East London Cemetery, Grange Road, E13. 50. Gravestone, Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road, SW17, reminding us that ARP workers were also involved in a dangerous task during raids.
41. 43). 40. Plaque, Upper Woburn Place, WC1. 44. Plaque outside the City Temple, Holborn Viaduct, EC1. 43. 42). 42. 45. 46). 46. 45). 48. Plaque outside the Young Vic theatre in The Cut, SE1. There is also a handwritten list of the victims on the wall inside the theatre, near the box office. 47. Plaque outside Chelsea Fire Station, King’s Road, SW3. 49. Gravestone for more AFS personnel, this time killed on ‘The Saturday’. East London Cemetery, Grange Road, E13. 50. Gravestone, Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road, SW17, reminding us that ARP workers were also involved in a dangerous task during raids.