Loading military vehicles, in 1944

Came across this interesting series of videos on the Imperial war museum site.  Interesting as apart from the historical interest, it shows how they loaded vehicles, and some great shots of Newmarket yard and LNER trains in wartime.

THE 8TH ARMOURED BRIGADE ENTRAINS AT NEWMARKET TO TRANSFER TO ITS PRE-INVASION ASSEMBLY AREA IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND (PART 1)

And Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.


Also linked on the Imperial War Museum site, we have wartime pictures from the Southern Railway:

The Southern Railway was one the ‘Big Four’ private companies running the railways in Britain during the Second World War. Under the direction of the Ministry of (War) Transport, the Southern became a vital part in Britain’s military supply chain. The Southern also maintained a civilian passenger service, continuing to run trains during blackouts and despite incurring heavy bomb damaged.

The Southern Railway had been involved with film making since the late 1930s. The Southern Railway Film Unit (SRFU) was established around the early 1940s. The SRFU films provide coverage of several important aspects of the home front in rare detail.

Pick of these is one of the Dunkirk evacuation, that starts with a little snippet of Redhill station in 1940 – just about every soldier evacuated passed through Redhill on the way west or north to dispersal areas.

 

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