"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

"Heroes with grimy faces" - Sir Winston Churchill

July 26, 2010

GENERAL STRIKE

Bus set alight in London during the General Strike of 1926. The 10-day industrial action was called by the Trade Union Congress. The armed forces and civilian volunteers attempted to maintain basic services, such as public transit.

July 23, 2010

1891 INFERNO

Major fire on Queen Victoria Street in 1891.

July 22, 2010

THE CITY - 1940

Photo: City of London
Firefighters and Auxiliary Fire Service trailer pump at "emergency dam" at Aldermanbury after a German air raid on the City of London on Dec. 29, 1940. The trailer pump is numbered for Auxiliary Fire Service sub-station 55X.

CLAPHAM - 2010


On July 5, 2010, London firefighters rescued several people - including these women standing on the window ledge - from a fire in a commercial building in Clapham. Most of those rescued suffered from smoke inhalation.

July 14, 2010

EUSTON - 1973

Photo: BBC
On Sept. 10, 1973, the Irish Republican Army detonated a bomb at the Euston railway station in central London. About an hour earlier, a bomb exploded at the King's Cross station. Thirteen people were injured between the two blasts.

July 13, 2010

CLASSIC PUMP

London Fire Brigade pump, circa 1935

CITY ABLAZE

BABY RESCUE - 2010

Photo: Television footage from Daily Mail
On July 12, 2010, a passerby rescued a baby from a fire that engulfed the top floors of a 16-story apartment building in Southwest London, according to the BBC and the Evening Standard. More than 100 firefighters attended the 20-pump incident at Madingley, Saint Peters Road, Kingston. There were no serious injuries. The fire was the second 20-pump incident in three days for the London Fire Brigade.

PLANES & TRAINS


Photos: ITN & BBC web sites
On July 9, 2010, a fire destroyed a warehouse at Heathrow Airport (first photo). More than 100 firefighters attended the 20-pump incident. Four aerial ladders and other special units were also called to the scene. The evening before, an 8-pump fire that started in a Burger King forced the evacuation of 2,000 railway and underground passengers from the Liverpool Street train station (second photo).

July 01, 2010

GREYS

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