Friday, 11 September 2015

11/12 September 1940: The London Underground on this day 75 years ago

Fifth day/night of the London Blitz.

At 01:24 on the 12th, two bombs straddled the Metropolitan line tracks between Uxbridge and Ruislip, but did not explode. District line traffic was suspended when a High Explosive bomb breached the running tunnel between Blackfriars and Mansion House stations at 03:10, but it also failed to detonate.[1]

[1] Ministry of Home Security, Key Points Intelligence Directorate: Reports and Papers, Daily Reports - September 1940: Damage Appreciation 11-12/09/40, page 4 [Kew: National Archives, reference HO 201/2]


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