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19/08/2011 19:11
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Digital Media Bank ID: 16499
Original Filename: dmas_ha920130_d01_ab10.jpg
Description: Monochrome photographic print of a military checkpoint in Sussex during the Second World War. A bus can be seen approaching the checkpoint. Two soldiers are visible at the checkpoint, one of whom is waving to another vehicle whose shadow can be seen on the left of the photograph. From the Local History collection. c.1941.
Categories: Timeline/ World War Two (1939-1945), Collections/ Local & Social History, Learning Themes/ WW2  
Copyright & Re-use
Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: CC BY-SA
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Photographic Print
Title (of Artwork / Object): Photographic Print
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): c1941
Description (Object or Artwork): This photograph shows a military checkpoint in an unidentifed area in Sussex during the Second World War. The checkpoint is fortified with sandbags, and barbed wire is visible in the foreground. Two soldiers can be seen in front of the checkpoint. One of these soldiers has raised his hand to a vehicle whose shadow can be seen on the left of the photograph. A bus can be seen behind the checkpoint. This bears a large advertisement for Tamplin's, a popular brewery based in Brighton. This photograph was probably taken shortly after the south coast was declared a 'defence zone' in March 1941. Visitors were prevented from entering the area during this time, and these restrictions were not lifted until 1943.
Subject tags:
Brighton & Hove
Other Keywords: local history, social history, bus, military, checkpoint, soldiers
File info
Size: 2.05 MB; 3372 x 2472 pixels; 285 x 209 mm (print at 300 DPI); 892 x 654 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: HA920130