Goodbye Piccadilly: From the Home Front to the Western Front

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Armistice Parade, Ludgate Circus 1920-1925

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Wreck of a B-type bus at St Eloi France. The bus lies on its side only two weeks after leaving Willesden Garage in 1914

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Interior of a London motor bus in use as an ambulance during the early days of WWI

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A B-Type bus used for the transport of troops at the Western Front during WWI

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A group of wounded soldiers posed with a B-type bus

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A motor bus park in France during WWI

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A B-type bus, converted into an ambulance, being used to move wounded soldiers away from the front line during WWI

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A procession of B-Type motor buses transporting troops during WWI

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A B-type bus operating on route 9 passing a regiment of cavalry

2014, dubbed the year of the bus, also marks the centenary year of World War I. London Transport Museum will be examining the surprising role London's bus drivers and their buses played on the Western Front in an exhibition about how massive social change was accelerated by the outbreak of WWI. The exhibition is included in the Museum's admission price.

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