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October 31, 2022

British Ships Get Bomb Shelters, 1940

In 1940, to protect a sailor or officer on watch on the open bridge of the British liner Scythia, steamship officials have installed steel pill boxes. Entering by a flush steel door, the watch peers out through slots cut in the steel wall just below the pancake top of the protective chamber.

Bulletproof pill box on the bridge of the British liner “Scythia”.




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