Thursday, September 25, 2008

All-Night Raid on Britain’s Capitol

“Herman Goering’s air force launched its first all-night raid on London, when on the night of August 26, 1940 small waves of Nazi bombers operated repeatedly over the London area from 9:30 p.m. to 3:45 a.m. Though bombs were dropped in residential districts over a wide area, the resulting damage was small and out of all proportion to the “nuisance value” of the attack, and the main purpose of the raid seemed to be to hold up war production by depriving workers of their sleep.”

Source: Pictorial History of the Second World War

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