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An exhibition comparing Ukrainian and British shelters of the 1940s was opened in London< /p> Ukrainian and British shelters of the 1940s/Press service of the museum

The London Transport Museum presented an exhibition of 70 photographs depicting subway stations that were used as shelters during the war. Although the photographs were taken 80 years apart, they have much in common.

This exhibition documents the resilience of people in Ukraine and London during wartime and the realities of rescue from aerial bombing. This was reported in the press service of the museum.

The exhibition presents historical images from the museum's collection and contemporary works of six well-known documentary photographers working in Ukraine: Pavlo Dorohoy, Vyacheslav Ratynskyi, Serhiy Korovaynyi, Maksym Dondyuk, Mykhailo Palinchak and Emil Duque.

Although 80 years have passed between these pictures, they show clear parallels in the experiences of people from different places and during different conflicts. This exhibition documents the resilience of the people of Ukraine and London in times of war and the realities of aerial bombardment, the museum's website says.

In Great Britain, most of the photographs show Londoners hiding in underground stations in the 1940s. From February 2022, similar scenes are repeated every day at Ukrainian metro stations.

The exhibition presents ordinary Ukrainian citizens in extraordinary circumstances. They sleep, cook food, wash clothes, take care of animals and create temporary makeshift homes in Kyiv and Kharkiv metro stations. These scenes are very similar to archival black-and-white photographs of Londoners sheltering in tube stations during World War II.

An exhibition comparing Ukrainian and British shelters of the 1940s was opened in London

Ukrainian and British shelters of the 1940s/Museum press service

The London Transport Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, last entry at 17:00. Address: London WC2E 7BB.

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