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Coventry Cathedral EAW024986 Featured England at War 1939-45 Image

Coventry Cathedral EAW024986

COVENTRY CATHEDRAL. The old Cathedral was destroyed by incendiary bombs on 14 November 1940, with only its spire and outer walls surviving. Seen here from the air in July 1949 the Cathedral is surrounded by empty plots where other buildings were destroyed in the Coventry Blitz. The interior of the Cathedral had been cleared and looks very much as it still does today. A new Cathedral was completed on adjoining land in 1962. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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Luftwaffe targets in Southampton LFT01_01_01 Featured England at War 1939-45 Image

Luftwaffe targets in Southampton LFT01_01_01

Southampton Docks, City Of Southampton. This Luftwaffe index sheet dates between 1938 and March 1939. It is marked Geheim ('secret') and is numbered GB4535; this is the specific number given to this particular bombing target. The targets are outlined in detail and focus on the Inner and Outer Docks, with specific targets including Southampton Airfield, storage tanks, quays, gas plants, aircraft factories, and wet and dry docks. Information also recorded include:
Section 3; sizes of targets, types of installations, personnel, further targets to sabotage including canal dock gates.
Section 4; details of ARP precautions and Anti-Aircraft garrisons nearby.
Section 5; local orientation landscape features to help pinpoint targets.
Section 6; details of supporting photography, interpretation and mapping

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No 1 Dixs Field, Exeter - before BB42_00611 Featured England at War 1939-45 Image

No 1 Dixs Field, Exeter - before BB42_00611

No 1 Dixa??s Field, Exeter, Devon, 1942. Pre-bomb damage. Photographed by Margaret Tomlinson (1905-??77) for the National Buildings Record. Silver gelatin glass plate negative. The elegant, Regency-style No 1 Dixa??s Field in Exeter, was recorded before and after a Baedeker bombing raid in 1942. Based in Devon, Margaret Tomlinson was an architect and architectural historian who was ideally placed to record threatened buildings in the cities of Exeter and Plymouth. She photographed for the National Buildings Record (NBR) from 1941 and also worked as a NBR investigator from 1943. After the war she was active in the revival of the Victoria History of the Counties of England and was a listing investigator with the Ministry of Town and Country Planning

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