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River Wear, 1941
Ship with barrage balloons on the River Wear, 1941

© The Sunderland Echo
Sunderland's shipyards during WW2

Sunderland’s shipbuilding industry meant the town became a target during the Second World War. For the duration of the war, the people of the town lived with the constant threat of bombardment and air raids. This photo gallery charts the town’s experiences throughout the war, from the recce photos taken by the Germans to the air raids that damaged the town and the women drafted in to work on the shipyards. More...

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