Animation of Allied bombing raids on Nazi occupied Europe

I was going to write something entirely different today and indeed had even started writing it when I happened across a segment of this newly released animated video by the Imperial War Museum in London which I thought many others would like to see.

The animation depicts every single bombing raid by first the RAF and then also the USAAF in WW2.  It’s fascinating to watch and though it concludes on D-Day, it is easy to imagine how things could only get worse in Germany from thereon in.  But you can get an idea of it from these photos of London after The Blitz.

Of course, Germany wasn’t the only place to suffer as can be seen by the map below of countless bombing raids on just London below.  An excellent interactive website which shows the location of every single German bomb dropped in London can be found at the Bombsight website.

The London Blitz mapped.

The London Blitz mapped.

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About Stephen Liddell

I am a writer and traveller with a penchant for history and getting off the beaten track. With several books to my name including a #1 seller, I also write environmental, travel and history articles for magazines as well as freelance work. Recently I've appeared on BBC Radio and Bloomberg TV and am waiting on the filming of a ghost story on British TV. I run my own private UK tours company (Ye Olde England Tours) with small, private and totally customisable guided tours run by myself!
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5 Responses to Animation of Allied bombing raids on Nazi occupied Europe

  1. myp3english says:

    Wow… wars always shake the roots of the earth.

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  2. Giles says:

    used to play in Cheyne Walk near St Thomas Moore’s Church late fifties, Nottinghill Gate early 60’s Holland Park was pretty Derelict in those days, not forgetting the French Onion seller on his Bicycle. but our Parents would never Talk about it. .

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