new icn messageflickr-free-ic3d pan white
Bethnal Green Tube Disaster | by Dun.can
Back to photostream

Bethnal Green Tube Disaster

We're coming up to the time of year to remember those killed in wartime, so it is worth recalling this tragedy in East London.


As the BBC website says:


"The Bethnal Green Tube shelter disaster took place on the evening of Wednesday March 3, 1943. 173 people died in a terrifying crush as panic spread through the crowds of people trying to enter the station's bomb shelter. However, no bomb struck and not a single casualty was the direct result of military aggression, making it the deadliest civilian incident of World War Two."

0 faves
Taken on September 27, 2010