Wednesday, 25 July 2012

B is for...


To stay with last week's theme, another photo taken at the Duxford Imperial War Museum in April 2012. Blackouts happened during WWII because of air raids and not just in Great Britain, other countries on the mainland had blackouts too. The main reason of course being that when everything is dark, you can't see what you're bombing, even on a clear night. Even a sliver of light was enough to show habitation and cause potential devastation.

Blackouts today are mostly caused by power failures and tend to produce a lot of children nine months after, especially if it was a long blackout!

This is the letter B for ABC Wednesday. Why not join?


  1. creative photo and post ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

  2. War blackouts must be terrifying.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. I was in London a number of years ago when they were mounting an exhibit they called the "Blitz Experience" (another goo d B entry) where they presumably subjected their costumers to the sensations of being bombed by the Nazis.

    I was in queue waiting to get into the less interactive exhibits when I heard someone behind me—and older gentleman—say "Why would I want want to pay for a Blitz Experience when I already went through the Blitz?!

    Thanks for sharing, and Begonia Pope thanks you for your visit.

  4. I remember the blackouts. One night a policeman came knocking on our door because we had a crack of light showing at one window. The was a nurse at a hospital near Liverpool during the war who was a Nazi sympathizer and she would remove the blackout on a bathroom window to guide the German bombers. But she got caught!

  5. Great choice for B Mara and the picture too. A

  6. I am learning about this blackout though your post and the comments as well.

    Set of B's
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

  7. Today the picture looks rather funny !
    It's true today the birth rate increases with blackouts.
    I am on my way to London now and then Stonehenge !

  8. I guess these blackouts are more fun than those blackouts.

  9. We have been blessed not to live during those times. I cannot imagine the fear of war.

  10. Great shot...the blackout for safety amid sandbags and rubble...


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