Steam crane at work, 1943

An unnamed lad watches as a Southern Railway machine helps clear the wreckage of several coaches destroyed in a Nazi bombing raid on Brighton on August 26, 1943. This picture had to be passed by the wartime official censor before it could be released to the press.

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