THE TELEPHONE SERVICE CARRIES ON, LONDON, JANUARY 1942

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  • D 6423
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object category: Photography
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A messenger boy (centre) runs down a London street in order to deliver the message received by staff at the Emergency Telephone Bureau on behalf of a telephone subscriber whose own telephone system has been damaged by an air raid. In the foreground, a postman can be seen. The shop on the right hand side is Achille Serre dry cleaners, and in the background the buildings of Guildhall Insurance Company and Atlas Assurance can be seen. A small amount of bomb damage can be seen on the right hand side.

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