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A Sheltered Life

Synopsis

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A documentary by David Wade

For many Londoners the safest refuge from the German bombing raids during the Second World War was the London Underground. There, on platforms, they slept as the bombs fell. Inevitably there were tragedies. One night at Balham, where 600 people were sheltering, a direct hit on the station killed 60 people and at Bethnal Green a woman carrying a baby tripped on the stairs and in the ensuing confusion 178 people died, crushed to death in a space scarcely larger than a garage. Some of the men and women who shared in this bizarre life underground recount their experiences.
(Broadcast on Sunday at 10.15pm)
Feature: page 3

Contributors

Writer: David Wade
Producer: Alan Haydock






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