Mapping the London Blitz

website_screenshot_Fascinating website on the London Blitz – an interactive map and photos, plus an Android app.

The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students. They will be able to explore where the bombs fell and to discover memories and photographs from the period.

The project has scanned original 1940s bomb census maps , geo-referenced the maps and digitally captured the geographical locations of all the falling bombs recorded on the original map…

Various people linked to this; but there is a detailed discussion by Derek Gregory at Geographical Imaginations. Derek links to this video demonstrating what the site is capable of showing.

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