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(BBC)   Interactive map of the London Blitz shows just how many bombs contributed to 1.4m homeless in just 6 months   ( bbc.co.uk) divider line
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4776 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 Dec 2012 at 9:29 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-12-07 11:19:25 AM  
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I live in a tiny patch of the East End that was untouched. At the end of our road is the site of the first V-1 bomb that fell on London. Not far from us in Bethnal Green was the site of the deadliest civilian incident in WWII - almost 200 people killed in a tube station in a stampede. The Brits suffered tremendously in WWII - I think we easily forget that since they weren't invaded by troops.
2012-12-07 10:35:34 AM  
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0Icky0: Jesus. Did Hermann Göring once get laughed at when trying to buy a blow job in Hyde Park? What they hell were they concentrating there for?

During the war, AA batteries were stationed in Hyde Park. The goal of bombing it was to neutralize London's aerial defense so that further bombers could operate without being fired upon.
2012-12-07 09:18:30 AM  
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(Waits patiently for the Bristol, Liverpool, Coventry, Manchester, Glasgow, Greenock, Belfast, Clydeside, Norwich, Portsmouth and Exeter versions.)
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