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Lighthouse bombed with food supplies

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Lighthouse bombed with food supplies

A remote lighthouse in bad weather is bombed with pork pies (and, presumably, other food stuffs) by two aeroplanes bringing supplies by air. Date: 1932

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Crashing Drop Dropping Keeper Keepers Lighthouse Lighthouses Marooned Oct16 Parachute Parcels Remote Stormy Supplies Waves


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In this evocative photograph from 1932, a remote lighthouse stands defiant against the fury of the stormy sea. The ominous clouds loom overhead, casting an ominous shadow over the crashing waves that threaten to engulf the structure. Amidst the chaos of the storm, two planes bravely approach, their mission to deliver much-needed supplies to the lighthouse keepers who have been marooned there. The planes, silhouetted against the turbulent sky, release their cargo in the form of pork pies and other foodstuffs. The parcels, secured in parachutes, float gently down towards the lighthouse, a beacon of hope amidst the chaos. The keepers, bundled up against the elements, eagerly await the arrival of their precious supplies, their faces a mix of relief and gratitude. The lighthouse, a symbol of safety and guidance, stands as a testament to the resilience and determination of those who manned it, even in the harshest of conditions. The planes, with their modern technology, represent the ingenuity and resourcefulness of mankind in bringing aid to those in need, no matter how remote or inaccessible the location. This photograph captures the essence of human perseverance and the power of community in the face of adversity. It is a poignant reminder of the importance of coming together to support one another, especially during times of hardship and isolation. The lighthouse, with its steady light, continues to guide the way, a beacon of hope amidst the storm.

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