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Building a public Air Raid Shelter, Salford
Regent Street, Eccles, Salford. The original was probably taken in the spring of 1940 as Manchester and Salford prepared for the arrival of the Luftwaffe.
It is now underneath the Metrolink tram lines and this section of Regent Street no longer has access for vehicles because of the raised platform.
I think I have the position correct, but as there is nothing in the foreground to match the image (and because I do not know what the focal length used in the original was) I may be a bit out. I could only line it up with the buildings on the other side of the road, all of which all remain.
Below; Air Raid Precaution colour film shot by Alfred Coucher, the mayor of Marylebone, London and chief ARP warden for the area. Gas masks were issued in addition to the building of shelters as air raid precautions were implemented across the country. However Hitler never used poison gas, either against civilians or military targets, possibly because doing so would inevitably have led to gas used in retaliation against Germany.