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Aerial photo of the inner city of the destroyed Würzburg in autumn 1945

Bombing of Würzburg in World War II

The Franconian city of Würzburg was one of the cities in the German Reich that were bombed in the last weeks of the Second World War. The heaviest attack on the evening of 16 March 1945 executed by the British Royal Air Force, were about 5000 people died, and the historic old town was almost […]

Bomb shelter in a London Underground station

The Blitz

The Blitz (“lightning” in German) was the sustained bombing in the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and May 16, 1941. It was conducted by the Luftwaffe, and affected many towns and cities, although the bulk of the attack is concentrated in London. The Blitz caused about 43,000 deaths and destroyed more […]

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