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The tragedy of Upper North Street School when 18 school children were killed in their classrooms when a Gotha aeroplane dropped a bomb on Upper North Street School in Poplar, East London. This was the first daylight bombing and one of the most tragic events of WW1. East London Lines (ELL) tells the story of caretaker Benjamin Batt who lost his 5-year-old son Alfred during the bombing. The story is a fascinating glimpse into the hardships experienced by those who lived through World War 1 from the eyes...

of ordinary people. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Known as The Great War, the conflict claimed 18 million lives and spanned all seven continents.Follow the links and read the full story on the facinating East London Lines website.

 

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