Blitz crush: 'One wet, mauve body was brought in'
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Blitz crush doctor: 'One wet, mauve body was brought in'

During World War Two, Dr Joan Martin was a junior casualty officer at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in Hackney, London.

On 3 March 1943 she led the medical team dealing with the dead and wounded from Bethnal Green underground station.

A crush at the station, which was being used as an air raid shelter, resulted in the deaths of 173 people.

She described what she witnessed to Eddie Mair for PM.

  • 01 Apr 2016