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WW2, The Blitz

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Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 7 Dec 2012 09:52


Did you know ...
There is a website with an interactive map showing where the bombs dropped during London's Blitz...

Read about it here
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2243951/The-astonishing-interactive-map-EVERY-bomb-dropped-London-Blitz.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

And look at the map here
http://bombsight.org/#17/51.52124/-0.16199

Enlarge the map to the full, hover the mouse over the bomb icon to find more information. It's an ongoing exercise and as more information comes to light (from the public's donation of photos and stories) the map will become more full.

Karen

EDIT
P.S. The site is slow at the moment, have patience, it is new and therefore experiencing heavy usage!

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Dec 2012 10:09

Argh!

404 Not Found :-(

Even after searching and finding many other news items, the links given don't work. May be the site is down?

Assuming it's back on line later, it may help to date a photo of a bomb damaged home of ours.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 7 Dec 2012 10:35

try

http://bombsight.org/#15/51.5050/-0.0900

Roy

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Dec 2012 10:55

Nope! :-0

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 7 Dec 2012 11:19

I think the site is experiencing problems due to the amount of traffic,

note that the website has been built to be compatible with the latest browser software – so if you access it with old versions of Internet Explorer (IE 7 for example) we suggesting upgrading your browser software.

http://blitzbombcensusmaps.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/bomb-sight-is-live/

The link still works for me where as the one Karen posted says 404 Not Found

Roy

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Dec 2012 11:35

We use firefox - lets see what OH has to say when he has time about IE
Thanks for the suggestions.

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 7 Dec 2012 12:16

I now get this so looks like it is a traffic prblem

Bomb Sight project
Sorry, we are experiencing high load at present. Please try again later.

Please read our project blog or follow us on Twitter @BombSightUK for more information.


Roy

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Dec 2012 15:01

Yay!! Got there at last :-D

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 8 Dec 2012 02:00


Yep, volume of traffic is slowing the site, I had trouble again this afternoon but seems ok at this time of night :-)

BrianW

BrianW Report 8 Dec 2012 14:45

I found out about this yesterday and managed to get into it.
Five rellies (parents & 3 children) were killedalong with about 100 others when a bomb hit an air raid shelter at Dame Alice Owen's school in Goswell Road, London on 15/10/1940 and it flooded.
The mother's body was never found, so it's probably still in the debris.
Having got the exact location I'll go and pay my respects when up there next.

Ken2

Ken2 Report 11 Dec 2012 10:52

Great site - and wouldn't be good if similar data was available for other major cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 11 Dec 2012 23:26


I believe they are working towards that Ken, but as this site has still a way to go in its development I think you will have to be patient :-)

Karen

Brian

Brian Report 13 Dec 2012 09:01

An interactive map of the location of where the bombs landed on Bath in 1942 has been on the Bath Blitz Memorial Project's website since 2002. Any one seeking the fate of relatives during that period can find this and much more on bathblitz.org

Ken2

Ken2 Report 17 Dec 2012 10:20

See new thread - Bombs in Manchester
http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/genealogy_chat/thread/1315855