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Old 12-07-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Have a look at this... Like Dr Kate Jone says "It seems astonishing that London survived the onslaught."

About: Bomb Sight - Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census
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The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students. They will be able to explore where the bombs fell and to discover memories and photographs from the period.
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BBC News - London Blitz: Bomb Sight interactive map created
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Dr Kate Jones, the University of Portsmouth geographer who devised the project, said: "When you look at these maps and see the proliferation of bombs dropped on the capital, it does illustrate the meaning of the word Blitz, which comes from the German meaning lightning.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:35 PM
 
Location: SW France
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Thanks Baldrick. I'd like to look into this later.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Next stop Antarctica
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Amazing stuff, pity they didn't include the other major cities that were also badly hit Hull, Liverpool, Coventry, Portsmouth to name a few.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:10 AM
 
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That's very interesting! A bomb landed right across the street from my house!
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:45 AM
 
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Amazing stuff, pity they didn't include the other major cities that were also badly hit Hull, Liverpool, Coventry, Portsmouth to name a few.
Well, it took 2 years to do this one so hopefully in a few years they'll be able to do one of all the major cities. Like you say, it would be good.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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Amazing map. Looks like they really carpet bombed a vast area of central london extremely thoroughly. I wonder if they did one for Dresden.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Where else but London
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I have been keeping up with developments over the last few years about this tragic war time incident in East London.

Bethnal Green is down the road from me and just last year, a world war 2 bomb was found in my neighbourhood, by builders.


Stairway to heaven: a new memorial for the Bethnal Green underground disaster – Telegraph Blogs

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