Sunday, 26 February 2017

Rare mare map revealing Germany's WWII bombing targets is discovered after 75 years in an attic

It belonged to a Luftwaffe navigator and highlights important buildings and infrastructure in central and south London, including Battersea Power Station and Chelsea Barracks (pictured)An extremely rare map of Hitler's bombing targets during the Second World War has been unearthed after more than 75 years.
It belonged to a Luftwaffe navigator and highlights important buildings and infrastructure in central and south London, including Battersea Power Station and Chelsea Barracks.
Other notable German targets were the Duke of York's headquarters and Fulham Palace, the home of the Bishop of London. 
The map, which focuses on Kensington, Wimbledon and Fulham, reveals how bombing targets appeared to follow the route of the river, using it as guidance for navigators.
It is dated from November 30, 1941, 14 months after the Germans began their Blitz bombing campaign on British cities.
The map was found in the loft of a late Second World War air gunner and is believed to have come from the debris of a shot-down Luftwaffe.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4256244/Map-revealing-Germany-s-WWII-bombing-targets-discovered.html#ixzz4ZhiKQlrg
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