Blitzed sites in High Street, Southampton

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RIBApix ref no RIBA48222
Artist/PhotographerToomey, Bill (1922-)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1953
Image Date1953
Library ReferenceAP Box 213 Southampton
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: After London, the then town of Southampton was looked upon as being the primary target for enemy air raids during World War II. It suffered the effects of 57 air raids from June 1940 until the end of 1944. It was the first town to have a reconstruction plan which was drawn up by Professor Stanley D. Adshead in 1942 and begun in August 1945.

Subject tags

towns & cities, bomb sites, advertising