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OT WWII bomb hit app > London

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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/map-charts-every-wwii-bomb-strike-london-213414612.html#TE8sXqz

 

Hit zoomable London map shows exactly where German bombs fell

A new interactive map shows off the horrifying scale of the German aerial assault on London during World War II.

Yahoo! News – Thu, Dec 6, 2012

 

Cheers,

 

Britisheh

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I've had two occasions to be in places famous for such activity - London and Pearl Harbor - and having lived a very comfortable life in Southwest Pennsylvania, found it astounding to consider the scenes I was viewing, except with the addition of bombers in the sky, flak, gunfire, explosions, screams of the wounded, dying, shocked and grieving, etc.-- but wow, that map is an eye-opener!

 

Thanks for that, and Merry Christmas!

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More information than I needed on bombstrikes, but certainly a labor of love on somebody's part.

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Not to criticise, but I know at least 1 building destroyed which doesn't mark the bomb which did it. The site (Throgmorton Av) is straddled by a HE bomb and a parachute mine, no direct hit, but I understood the building took a direct hit. That said, I suppose a direct hit with an incendiary bomb was more than capable of destroying a building and those types of bombs would be far too numerous to record.

I don't doubt the map is diligently done and the bombs marked reflect recorded bomb sites, but there were a lot more bombs than that.

 

 

Edit - I stand corrected!!! Just noticed that map is just from Oct 40 to June 41. Yikes.

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