In Pictures: The Great Smog of 1952
Blitz spirit

Adversity led to camaraderie. Those struggling to find their way banded together to make their way through clouded streets. One motorcyclist, on his way to hospital to watch his wife give birth, found his way by tapping his wheels against the curb - when the wheels hit empty air, he knew he'd come to an intersection. Glancing over his shoulder en route, he saw a string of cars following behind.

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