Sunday, November 23, 2008

War Time Bomb Damage

In this photo of a wartime game between West Ham United and Arsenal at Upton Park in August 1945 the damaged stand is clearly visible in the background. With the Hammers ground situated in East London, near the docks, it was inevitable that it would sustain bomb damage. It wasn't just in London either that grounds were hit. In March 1941 Old Trafford was severely damaged and it was not be repaired for eight years. United returned to Old Trafford in August 1949, having shared City’s Maine Road ground.

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