Bomb Sight Map Pinpoints Each of the 50,000 Bombs That Fell On London During The Blitz

A collaboration between the U.K.'s National Archives and the University of Portsmouth has thrown up an interactive map which shows the sites of all bombs which landed during the Blitz of London. Bomb Sight was funded by the charity Jisc, which provides funds for digital research projects, and shows the devastation that the Luftwaffe's Blitzkrieg wreaked on the British capital.

The people behind the project, which is available as a web and Android app, have used footage from the BBC's extensive archive, which turned 90 years old last month, as well as images from the Imperial War museum. Original maps from the period now housed in the National Archive were used to plot the resting place of each of the 50,000 bombs that fell on the city between September 1940 and May 1941.

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  • Les Leahy

    Possibly after the blitz there was a parachute  mine draped over church in Albany  Street

  • Les Leahy

    very good but not entirely accurate two bombs in Varndell strreet NW1 one was an oil bomb the other one was high explosive on post office corner of Hamstead road

  • Thrifty

    Two years on, a shot in the dark that you will see this Les, but here grandmother was killed by the high explosive bomb that fell on the post office on 28th January 1941, which I think was part of a grocers shop called Hawes. I've struggled to find very much information - do you know more? Cheers, Dave