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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:05 AM   #1
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Was your home bombed in the (London) Blitz?


I came across this website and thought it was interesting..

Bomb Sight - Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census

You can search for streets/postcodes or just look around London to see where the bombs landed….turns out my estate had a direct hit, almost on my exact flat!

Looking at this map makes me so happy I was born after WW2
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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #2

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I can't open our link.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 01:44 AM   #3

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i live in Hastings on the south coast, so not much bombing. Occasionaly a german plane that failed to get through to its traget would ditch its bombs as it reached the coat on the way home. The nearest explosion to me was about a mile away.
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I can't open our link.
The link opens fine on my system beorna. It is a very detailed and rich site no doubt. Maybe I should start learning more about the European History of WW I and WW II.

Thanx a lot for the site Baldtastic. You sure have put a lot of effort in it
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The link opens fine on my system beorna. It is a very detailed and rich site no doubt. Maybe I should start learning more about the European History of WW I and WW II.

Thanx a lot for the site Baldtastic. You sure have put a lot of effort in it
Thanks for the information. I get the information, no connection with server or whoops, that didn't go well.
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Old December 7th, 2012, 02:34 AM   #6
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I can't open our link.
Neither can I at the moment?

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Thanx a lot for the site Baldtastic. You sure have put a lot of effort in it
I wish i could take credit for it, it comes from this article:

Interactive map: was your street bombed during the Blitz? - Telegraph
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...devised by geographer Dr Kate Jones of the University of Portsmouth
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Old December 7th, 2012, 02:36 AM   #7

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I'm afraid I can't open it either, I tried two different browsers. I can also see your site in Google Results if I search 'bombsight.org' but then it gives me a 404 error. If I find a solution I'll post it here.

Meanwhile ... Leicester escaped the worst of the Luftwaffe's attentions but there were a few raids. I wasn't born at the time but a friend's father once pointed out to me places near my flat where new buildings had replaced bombed ones.

Also to put the Blitz and the Telegraph map in perspective, read this extract from "Instructions for British Servicemen in Germany" published in 1944 -

Click the image to open in full size.

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Old December 7th, 2012, 02:58 AM   #8
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Thanks for the article Sicknero...once again im am so thankful that i was born long after those events and i can read about them from the comfort of my flat....which about 60 years ago would be a nice target for a bomber, as opposed to today where it just tele-sales i have to worry about!

They puts the modern bombing campaigns of Iraq and Afghanistan into perspective!
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Thanks for the information. I get the information, no connection with server or whoops, that didn't go well.
The connection is perfectly fine here beorna. Maybe you should contact your ISP.

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I wish i could take credit for it, it comes from this article:

Interactive map: was your street bombed during the Blitz? - Telegraph
Thanx a lot for investing your time in posting it on this forum.

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They puts the modern bombing campaigns of Iraq and Afghanistan into perspective!
So true. All wars are similar for students of Meta-History. Is there a similar map for Iraq and Afghanistan.
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The connection is perfectly fine here beorna. Maybe you should contact your ISP.
I'm guessing it's just a temporary issue with the site, as various people are having the same problem from different locations.

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So true. All wars are similar for students of Meta-History. Is there a similar map for Iraq and Afghanistan.
I was just looking ... I've not found anything comparable for Coalition bombing if that's what you meant, but the Washington Post has this - Iraq bombings (washingtonpost.com)
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