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  • CH 15111
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  • object name: Aerial photograph (oblique)
  • object name: Official photograph
  • object category: Black and white

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Aerial view from the west of the damage resulting from a V2 rocket missile which exploded in the area of Boleyn and Priory Roads, Upton Park, East Ham, London E6, England at 10.30 am on 28 January 1945. Sixteen people were killed, twenty-seven seriously injured and sixty-nine slightly wounded. 5 houses were completely demolished, 16 partly demolished and a further 59 were seriously damaged. Some damaged houses on Priory and Seymour Roads have been re-roofed (foreground and lower right), and utility housing has been erected in Cleves Road on ground cleared after an earlier bombing. A corner of West Ham Football Club's Boleyn Ground can be seen at extreme lower right.

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