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Aftermath of the Clydebank Blitz

Duration: 01:47

The aftermath on the town shows the effect of the bombing and the displacement of the population. There was little newsreel footage and no coverage of the mass grave. Censorship meant that the headlines in the newspapers reflected only small, isolated incidents. The whole disaster was effectively ‘hushed up’.

Available since: Wed 9 Mar 2011


Ian Lilley
Ian Lilley

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Clydebank Blitz

Documentary about the intense and devastating wartime bombing of Clydebank.

First broadcast: 13 Mar 2011

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