Searchlights over London, First World War

Searchlights over London, First World War

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Caption: Searchlights over the River Thames, London, UK, during the First World War (1914-1918). Across the Thames at centre is Westminster Bridge, with the Houses of Parliament on the north bank (right) just behind it. At the start of the War acetylene gas-powered searchlights were deployed along the Thames to form anti-aircraft light barriers.

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