The Underworld: Taking cover in a Tube Station during a London air raid

 

Creator: Walter Bayes |  Date: 1918

On display: Imperial War Museum London

Dimensions: appx. 18 ft x 8 ft

When did air raids happen?
How would people have communicated about their experiences?

(For example: News, diary entries, letters)

From ideas to  sources

When did air raids happen?
 

How would people have communicated about their experiences?

 

(For example: News, diary entries, art, letters)

From the IWM website:

"Between May 1917 and May 1918 more that 300,000 people used the tube to shelter from German aeroplane attacks. That was double the amount of people that were regularly sheltering in the tube during the height of the London Blitz in September 1940."

News coverage

London

May 1917-1918

Searching The Guardian

(+ other historical newspapers)

Choose keywords that allow for some variation.

Narrow down your results to the relevant years.

Look at a couple of the articles. What words are used? These might make good keywords.

Results for:  london AND (tube OR underground)
         • All years   = 111,693 results
         • 1917-1918 = 1,539 results

Example:  london AND (tube OR underground)

Primary Sources
Trico Archives & Manuscripts

Secondary/Scholarly

- JSTOR

- Historical Abstracts +

   America, History & Life
 

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