Barrage Balloons over London

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Mark Cartwright
by Unknown Photographer
published on 23 April 2024
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A photograph showing barrage balloons over London. The balloons were tethered on wires and deterred low-flying aircraft which could become entangled in them. Balloons were used to protect cities and important sites during the Second World War (1939-45) and were a useful element of the Dowding System of defence. Barrage balloons were often operated by members of the Women's Auxilliary Air Force (WAAF).

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Photographer, U. (2024, April 23). Barrage Balloons over London. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18880/barrage-balloons-over-london/

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