Bethnal Green Tube disaster in World War II ‘avoidable’

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Bethnal Green Tube disaster in World War II 'avoidable' - World History NewsWorld War II Bethnal Green Tube disaster ‘avoidable’.

A total of 173 people, including 62 children, died in a crush on 3 March 1943, when people rushed to enter the station after hearing air-raid sirens.

The alarm turned out to be a test – and it led to the worst British civilian disaster in the war.

But author Rick Fountain, from Bromley, argues in a new book there were missed chances to make the shelter safe.

Read more of the article at BBC News – World War II Bethnal Green Tube disaster ‘avoidable’.

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