1940 UK road signs, painted-out during the war

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    image above: 1946 Hertfordshire England repainting road signs after ww2

    In 1940 all road signs were removed so the enemy couldn't find their way,

    Most road signs were painted-out during ww2 because of the invasion threat.

    All road signs had been taken down, and the map was not much good in the blackout, and no one would tell strangers the way in case they were German spies.

    1. Philip Watson 52 months ago | reply

      Much the same round here, these days. Half the road signs never did get put back after the war. When we moved down here, we spent the first few months getting lost, until we took to carrying an OS map at all times.

    2. Bend The Light 51 months ago | reply

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    3. alistair mcclymont 50 months ago | reply

      this is where i'm from, i think either that sign, or a few very like it are still there

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