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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:54 AM

The astonishing interactive map that shows EVERY German bomb dropped on London during WW2 Blitz

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If you've ever wondered how close Londonís landmarks came to being blown up in the Blitz, a new interactive map has the answer.

The Bomb Sight project allows people to zoom in on a map of the capital to see the damage inflicted during the heaviest period of bombing by German planes.

It was created by a collaboration between Dr Catherine Jones of the University of Portsmouth and the The National Archives, and funded by the charity JISC.

The site can tell people exactly when their area was hit, and even show photos from the period.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2243951/The-astonishing-interactive-map-EVERY-bomb-dropped-London-Blitz.html#ixzz2EMEIYipe

Interactive map here : http://bombsight.org/#15/51.5513/-0.3106
That's amazing. I was born 1943 in Wembley in an Edwardian house which was my grandmother's. When I was about 6 years old I was puzzled why two of the houses round the corner less than 100 yards away were different from the others in road / new. It was explained that the original houses were taken out by a V1 flying bomb / doodlebug. The bomb is identified on the map !

There is another link built into the BBC post on the subject which now seems to work too, wasn't earleir :

Bomb Sight: London Blitz interactive map created http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-20637222


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Reply The astonishing interactive map that shows EVERY German bomb dropped on London during WW2 Blitz (Original post)
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 OP
PoliticAverse Dec 2012 #1
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #3
Historic NY Dec 2012 #2
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #4
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #5
mgc1961 Dec 2012 #6
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #7
Historic NY Dec 2012 #9
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #10
Paladin Dec 2012 #8

Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:54 AM

1. The link http://bombsight.org/#15/51.5050/-0.0900 produces a 404 Not Found. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:55 AM

3. I knew that BBC link didn't work

so I rooted out the correct one which if I go into now here in the UK says "Sorry, we are experiencing high load at present. Please try again later." NOW SEE BELOW.

This was only published today and the millions of people who were seriously affected in WW" are probably checking out the issues which affected them personally.

This is another link to the site : http://bombsight.org/#15/51.5513/-0.3106

PROBALY BEST TO TRY FROM THE US AFTER MIDNIGHT GMT.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:14 AM

2. I recall my walks about in the city and still being..

quite able to spot the bombing damage. Lots of fragmentation damage to the buildings. I was always dumbfounded how St. Pauls was spared.

http://1940.iwm.org.uk/?page_id=17

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Docklands/Whats-on/Galleries/Docklands-at-War-1939-1945.htm

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:11 AM

4. I think everyone here was dumbfounded but pleased that St Pauls survived.

At that time it was one of the most significant aerial landmarks in London. Numerous Christopher Wren churches suffered damage in the blitz. Many were rebuilt after the war but some survive only with their towers : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christopher_Wren_churches_in_London

I'm relatively local being only about 15 miles from Marble Arch but the the last time I went on a guided tour / walkabout down there it for was the famous "Jack the Ripper walk" which starts off at the Tower of London.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:13 AM

6. On the topic of bombs...

 

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:54 AM

7. Blitz firemen recall 1940 battle for St Paul's Cathedral

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:01 PM

9. Pater Noster Row......

ironic that was the fire line. Its the Our Father in Latin. It was hard work and some backup from a higher authority that saved it.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:44 PM

10. This is an example

of the irony of I live here, you don't, but you know more about it than me. I have often found that to be true with friends from other countries across the years.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:10 AM

8. Amazing. Thanks For Posting This. (nt)

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