Map of the density of bombing, London region, to October 1941 (HO193/45)

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Over the course of the Second World War, London was heavily bombed. This colour coded map was created by the Home Office in 1941, showing the amount of bombs that had fallen in the first year and a half since the bombing began in June 1940. The path of the Thames is clearly visible through the map, showing the highest intensity bombing around Central London and the docks.


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    ✿ willem ツ

    • 03/Jul/2018 08:50:45

    The East End is understandable. The West End is just to intimidate.

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    Lord David

    • 04/Dec/2018 03:23:03

    The later carpet bombing of German cities was a direct result of this bombing of London during the very early part of the war when Britain did not have the bombers capable of similar bombing raids in Germany. There is often a viewpoint that the later bombing of Germany should not have gone ahead, however, the allies were in danger of defeat during those early years of the WW2 and it became the survival of the fittest or be defeated. Germany was to reap the results of Hitlers indiscriminate bombing of London.