Explore the London Blitz with Bomb Sight web-mapping

Builders continue to uncover unexploded WW2 bombs in London building sites. The London Evening Standard reported on the finding of a 500lb just last week.

Below is a photo of the bomb, and a screen capture of a website and phone app that shows bomb locations in London. Click on the map screen capture to link to the website. We mostly know that many thousands of bombs were dropped on London, to see this in the Bomb Sight onscreen map is a reminder of those numbers.

Here’s what the authors of the website say about their website,

The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students. They will be able to explore where the bombs fell and to discover memories and photographs from the period.

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