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Camouflage at work at a cinema in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. 9th October 1939

Camouflage at work at a cinema in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. 9th October 1939


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Camouflage at work at a cinema in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. 9th October 1939

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Media ID 21841140

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1939 Paint Painting Wartime


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Camouflage at work at a cinema in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. 9th October 1939

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. In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the heart of World War II, where creativity and ingenuity were crucial on the home front. The image captures an extraordinary scene unfolding outside a cinema in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire on the 9th of October 1939. As conflict raged across Europe, camouflage became an essential tool for protecting vital infrastructure from enemy attacks. Here, we witness skilled painters meticulously applying layers of paint to disguise the cinema's exterior. With careful brushstrokes and clever color choices, they transform this entertainment hub into a seemingly ordinary building - blending it seamlessly with its surroundings. This snapshot not only showcases the dedication and resourcefulness of those working tirelessly behind the scenes but also serves as a reminder of how every individual played their part during wartime. From factory workers to artists turned camoufleurs, everyone contributed to safeguarding their communities. The photograph transports us back to an era defined by resilience and unity amidst adversity. It stands as a testament to human determination and adaptability when faced with unimaginable challenges. Join us in revisiting this pivotal moment in history through Memory Lane Prints' remarkable collection – each image capturing untold stories that shaped our world forever.

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