Heat map reveals devastating impact of all the bombs that fell on the UK in World War II

Mail Online | 10/16/1939 | Sam Blanchard For Mailonline
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An interactive map created by history researchers has plotted more than 30,000 air raid attacks which were carried out on the UK by the Nazis.

The map shows a detailed record of when and where enemy bombs landed between 1939 and 1944.

Records - Everything - Bomb - Edinburgh - October

The records cover everything from the first bomb which fell near Edinburgh on October 16, 1939, to the last on England's south-east coast on March 29, 1945.

Painstakingly put together by experts at the University of York and the National Archives, 'Bombing Britain' shows a staggering volume of explosives dropped in World War II.

London - Blitz - Conflict - Way - UK

London, which was bombed intensely during the Blitz and surrounding conflict, has been mapped in this way before but never has the entire UK been piled into a single project.

The map can be found at http://www.warstateandsociety.com/Bombing-Britain

Map - Reports - Intelligence - Officers - Ministry

The map, which is free to use, is based on 6,500 daily reports compiled by wartime intelligence officers for the Ministry of Home Security and senior officials.

It stretches as far back as 16 October 1939, the first wartime attack on British shores.

Weeks - Adolf - Hitler - Nazi - Party

This came just six weeks after Adolf Hitler's Nazi party triggered the devastating conflict by invading Poland.

And the map shows all the bombs after that point – every single marker records the landing of a bomb, whether it exploded or not.

Pin - Map - People - Information - Air

By clicking on a pin on the map, people can view and download information on an air raid in that area, including the exact date, location and number of casualties.

For example, the map shows that a bomb was dropped on Waterloo Bridge in London on the night of April 19 1941, during a raid that killed 240 people and injured 880 across the city.

Groundbreaking - Map - Dr - Laura - Blomvall

The groundbreaking map was developed by Dr Laura Blomvall, a researcher from the...
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