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London's transport at war

Image showing London's transport at warDuring both World Wars, London's transport system played a vital part, keeping the city moving. Staff went well beyond the call of duty.

During the First World War, drivers took B-type buses and troops to the Western Front. Women worked as 'conductorettes', making their first forays into the male workplace.

Women played a larger role during the Second World War, replacing male staff who had joined the armed forces. They also did war work in LT factories.

Amazingly, the Tube was able to keep running throughout the war, despite providing a nightly underground home for thousands of Londoners during the Blitz.

There are 113 objects to view in the London's transport at war gallery. Select a section below, one of the four chosen objects or show all objects from this gallery

Sections : London's Transport at War, The First World War, The Second World War, Sheltering in the Tube 1940-45, Women and war

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