Fire

Great Fires of London.

Using over 30(i) vivid photographs, Great Fires of London tells the fascinating and dramatic story of London Fire Brigade from its origins ill 1833 right through to its work in the 21st century.

This account recalls the days of primitive manually pumped fire engines, dashing horse drawn steam pumps and their brass helmeted crews, and the arrival of the first motor fire engines. The fiery days of the London Blitz are remembered when firemen withstood 57 continuous nights of aerial bombardment.

Over 170 separate firefighting and rescue incidents are graphically illustrated and described, ranging from the huge fire at the Palace of Westminster in 1854 through to the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster of 1999. …

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