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Picture gallery - Clydebank blitz

Clydebank ablaze

Clydebank was set ablaze during waves on Luftwaffe attacks on 13 and 14 March 1941

Destroyed buildings at the Singer factory

The German airforce targeted local munitions factories and shipyards during the blitz

Burned-out trams on Dumbarton Road

The bombing destroyed the town's infrastructure and thousands of homes

Fireman John Stewart carrying a child from a bombed building

The raids killed 528 people - many whole families - and seriously injured 617 others

Burial of unidentified victims at Dalnottar cemetery

Many of the dead were buried at the town's Dalnottar Cemetery - unclaimed victims were laid to rest in a communal grave

Evacuees queuing at Whitecrook Street

The destruction in Clydebank created 48,000 refugees, who needed to be rehoused



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