The city lost its historic Guildhall and the main shopping streets were particularly badly hit. Interested in participating in the Publishing Partner Program? Damage to the city's industrial areas was relatively light.
German aircraft dropped 140 tons of high explosive bombs and 40,000 incendiaries on the city. The water, gas and electricity supplies were cut off in many areas. Although German airship attacks on England continued throughout the war, their limitations quickly became apparent.
The daylight attack on London by 20 Gothas on 13 June 1917 killed 162 civilians, the highest death toll from a single air raid on Britain during the war. Despite their long-range bombing capabilities, Zeppelins were vulnerable to poor weather and made enticingly large targets for British fighter pilots and anti-aircraft gunners.
London , city, capital of the United Kingdom. Its docks and naval base made it a major target and in March and April 1941, Plymouth and neighbouring Devonport suffered a series of devastating raids.
More than 900 people were killed and 40,000 were made homeless. Written By: The Trafford Park industrial area was badly damaged by fires.
Clydebank On 13-14 March 1941, the town of Clydebank was hit by two nights of devastating raids. The British lacked effective antiaircraft artillery and searchlights, as well as night fighters that could find and shoot down an aircraft in darkness. The important naval base of Portsmouth on the south coast was raided almost every four weeks during the start of 1941. Cold War.
Saigon announces that 4,077 strategic hamlets have been completed out of a projected total of 11,182. Stories appeared in the press about German planes that dropped not only bombs but also poisoned foodstuffs. It was only with reluctance that the underground railway subway system was made available to the people of London as an air-raid shelter, a decision that ultimately saved many thousands of lives.
Many of the city's firemen and civil defence workers had not yet returned from Liverpool which had been hit on 20 December. There were even fewer German casualties of Allied aerial bombing: During August, as many as 1,500 German aircraft crossed the Channel daily, often blotting out the sun as they flew against their British targets.
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