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i agree with you on that one!! amazing how many there is in the thames.
its also wierd how they are forgotten and buried over
As far as I can work out the building I work in must have replced earlier ones that were destroyed by bombing.
The site isn't workng well enough for me to drill down to the details but I'll have a look later
What is interesting is if you look at the ones that are further out you can see how they fall in lines i.e. a stick of bombs from a single aircraft. Presuming some of them jettisoned their loads to avoid flak, searchlights etc. or even had mechanical problems, it does also beg the question what on earth the rest of them thought they were dropping their bombs on - unless they really did want to blow up British golf courses!
Wish the bloody thing would work properly - I have some serious skiving to do
That could be interesting, if it would work.
Given how complex some sites are these days, you'd think this would be fairly straightforward?
Yes, you would - surely it's only another version of Google Maps with an info box at the last stage?
i watch a program about germanys bombs and building contractors find them all the time imagine that when you start sticking your shovel in......tick tick
bomb squad come down, take them away and do a controlled explosion, and also apparently some ARE still ticking!!!!
Apparently they find an average of 15 unexploded bombs in Germany EVERY DAY!
All those red dots make our retaliation in Dresden etc look quite reasonable.
The bombing of Dresden was a terrible thing but it was a legitimate target. As was Coventry.
For all the talk of civilians being targets, both then and now, there was almost always a sound military reason for the targets chosen. At the end of the day why bomb schools when you can bomb factories - providing you can hit them in the first place, of course?