Aftermath of the Stainer Street bombing. Stainer Street runs through a long tunnel beneath London Bridge Station. During WWII, this cavernous area was employed as an air raid shelter. Tragically, on the evening of 17th February 1941, the long arch suffered a direct hit, killing 68 people and injuring a further 178. Many of the casualties were medical staff from nearby Guys Hospital, who had rushed to the scene to help, only to be struck by a second explosion.
GUY'S HOSPITAL: LIFE IN A LONDON HOSPITAL, ENGLAND, 1941. This patient has been marked on the forehead with 'M 1/4' meaning that they have received a 1/4 grain of morphine before arrival at the hospital.