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University’s interactive Blitz map shows bomb devastation

NEW A map showing where German bombs landed on London during eight months of the Second World War Blitz.

NEW A map showing where German bombs landed on London during eight months of the Second World War Blitz.

AN INTERACTIVE map has been created by a Portsmouth university geographer showing where every bomb landed during the eight months of the Second World War Blitz.

Dr Kate Jones has used red dots to map out where each German bomb landed in London.

The Bomb Sight project took a year to complete and used locations taken from photographs and the BBC’S People’s War archive.

Dr Jones, of the University of Portsmouth, said: ‘When you look at these maps and see the proliferation of bombs dropped on the capital, it does illustrate the meaning of the word ‘blitz’.

‘It seems astonishing London survived the onslaught.

‘The Bomb Sight project demonstrates the clustering together of lots of different data using the power of geography.’

To view the map, visit the website at bombsight.org.

 

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