A new interactive map shows the site of every bomb dropped on London by
German warplanes during eight months of the World War Two Blitz.
The Bomb Sight project, available online and as a mobile app, details
the scale of Germany's aerial assault on the English capital between
October 1940 and June 1941.
The map, the result of a year-long project, uses red bomb symbols to illustrate where each bomb fell in the greater city.
During the Blitz - German for "lightning" - the Luftwaffe killed
thousands and destroyed more than a million homes, in an assault meant
to weaken Britain’s economy and demoralise its citizens.
"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,'"
said geographer Dr Kate Jones of the University of Portsmouth, who
devised the project.
"It seems astonishing that London survived
Tags: London, Blitz, October, 1940, and, June, 1941
Location: London, London, City of, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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