Reference HO 205/237
Title Bethnal Green tube shelter disaster: requests from 'Daily Herald' to take photographs at the enquiry
Former Department Reference O and O GEN 275/12
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Information Services and Propaganda
Subthemes Air raid shelters, Censorship and surveillance, News and information channels
Document Types Letters and Statements from the Public, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Region 5: London
Locations Bethnal Green


A file of documents relating to requests from the Daily Herald to take photographs at the enquiry into the Bethnal Green tube station disaster. Documents in the file include letters from the photo news editor of the newspaper, requesting permission to secure photography rights at the inquiry for publication in the paper. Subjects discussed in the file include the date of the opening of the inquiry; the identity of the person responsible for presiding over the inquiry; and a rejection of the request from the photo news editor for permission to take photographs.


administration, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelter conditions, air-raid shelters, censorship, civilian casualties, Daily Herald, local authorities, newspapers, photography, publishing, secrecy

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