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By: Coventry Blitz | Date: Nov 20 2009 08:44 | Format: None | Expires: never | Size: 608 B | Hits: 453

  1. The Coventry Blitz is the name of a series of bombings that took place during the Second World War. Covetry was bommed several times during the War, but the most bombs were dropped on the evening and night of 14 november 1940. The Luftwaffe sent over 500 aircraft to drop over 500 tonnes of explosives and 900 incendiary bombs. In 10 hours of bombing, the city was almost completely destroyed, and many lives were lost.
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  3. The raid incorporated a new technique of bombing. The first wave consisted of 13 reconnaissance aircraft - the so-called 'Heinkel He 111' - that dropped marker flares all over Coventry.