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Help for Russia

"Your money means death to Nazism": Bermondsey holds a great parade in aid of Russia during WWII.

Documentary 1941 12 mins Silent


Following Germany's declaration of war on Russia in June 1941, hundreds of people parade through the streets of Bermondsey to promote British-Soviet unity in the fight against Hitler. The Aid to Russia Fund - with Winston Churchill's wife Clementine as its chairman - was set up to support the Russian people. During the war about £8 million was raised which paid for blankets, warm clothing and medical supplies.