During the Second World War, giant barrage balloons
were produced in the Littlewoods Pools buildings in Liverpool
In September, 1939, its presses were used to print 17m National Registration forms, and later the building became a factory producing parachutes made by the pools girls, barrage balloons
and dinghies, as well as home to the Government's censorship department.
During the First World War Willows built kite or barrage balloons
Here the plane dropped three or four bombs, causing minor damage to five Tiger Moth training aircraft, before opening fire on two barrage balloons
, damaging one.
What was the purpose of the barrage balloons
Part III chronicles the D-Day experiences of the 320th, from the assault troops' bloody landings to the triumph of raising the first barrage balloons
over the hard-fought beachheads.
The barrage balloons
were above where the Standard Cinema stood.
(A fascinating aerial photograph shows what these defences consisted of: it pictures one of London's seven 'balloon aprons'--a kind of netting, held aloft by barrage balloons
If you have any photos of Slatyford, the Pit and Pit Heap, Youth Clubs, football teams, Barrage Balloons
, The Swing, Cinder Path, Cabbage Fields, Pit Bond or people from your school please bring these with you.
Besides the barrage balloons
, April also brought the creation of a Vital Defense Area that included most of Chippewa County.
By 1945, it had produced 12 million shells, six million fuses, five and a half million parachutes, 50,000 dinghies, 20,000 barrage balloons
and 4,500 pontoons and storm boats.
Packed with cameras and sophisticated devices, the barrage balloons
send live footage of the enemy to patrol bases 24 hours a day.