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Every bomb dropped on London during The Blitz

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

If you've ever wondered how close London’s landmarks came to being blown up in the Blitz, a new interactive map has the answer.

The Bomb Sight project allows people to zoom in on a map of the capital to see the damage inflicted during the heaviest period of bombing by German planes.

It was created by a collaboration between Dr Catherine Jones of the University of Portsmouth and the The National Archives, and funded by the charity JISC.

http://www.dailymail...ndon-Blitz.html

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

... While for Hiroshima, they'd need just one.

That's progress, in just five years.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

And now the one dropped on Hiroshima wouldn't compare to the ones we have today.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:43 AM

View PostHilander, on 06 December 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

And now the one dropped on Hiroshima wouldn't compare to the ones we have today.

Actually, the biggest nuke on record (50 MT) was exploded in 1961; the ones we have today are quite modest by comparison. Not that they wouldn't (God forbid!) do the job.


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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:54 AM

*jaw hanging*

I never had any idea,it was ......this bad . Unreal .

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

You have to ask yourself how did the Nazists loose?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 07 December 2012 - 04:54 AM, said:

*jaw hanging*

I never had any idea,it was ......this bad . Unreal .

Worst. Birtish suffer realy heavy bombing. Then british start to bomb German historical sites then Hitler British historical sites.
Then came bombing of Dresden.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:40 PM

View PostPersonFromPorlock, on 07 December 2012 - 01:43 AM, said:

Actually, the biggest nuke on record (50 MT) was exploded in 1961; the ones we have today are quite modest by comparison. Not that they wouldn't (God forbid!) do the job.

1.5 MT is your average one today.

Detonated as a airbust weapon above London it will incinerate every burnable thing (including flesh) out to about 12 miles. Few Londoners would be left alive.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:41 PM

View Postthe L, on 08 December 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:

Worst. Birtish suffer realy heavy bombing. Then british start to bomb German historical sites then Hitler British historical sites.
Then came bombing of Dresden.

What we did to Berlin was impressive.

I went there in the 80s and they were still rebuilding it. We bombed it to complete rubble. (soz German members we're all friends now).

Edited by Mr Right Wing, 08 December 2012 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 08 December 2012 - 04:41 PM, said:

What we did to Berlin was impressive.

I went there in the 80s and they were still rebuilding it. We bombed it to complete rubble. (soz German members we're all friends now).

You dont need to apologize to German members. They were deluded by only party in country. Nazist killed all their political opponenets in Germany. Germans were beheaded.
Therefore Nazists were Germans but Germans were not Nazists.

BTW Dresden in my eyes is war crime.
Im also against use of Nuclear weapon on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Edit: Impressive is kind hursh word but then again my russian/japanesee English is probably worst then any member on UM. So, who m I to judge?

Edited by the L, 08 December 2012 - 04:50 PM.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

View Postthe L, on 08 December 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

You have to ask yourself how did the Nazists loose?
Too confident


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 08 December 2012 - 04:53 PM, said:

Too confident

Im not sure they loose at all. Atleast not in a sense you and I learnt in school.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

View PostThe New Richard Nixon, on 08 December 2012 - 04:53 PM, said:

Too confident

Politicians should stick to politics and let the generals fight the wars.


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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 08 December 2012 - 04:41 PM, said:

What we did to Berlin was impressive.

I went there in the 80s and they were still rebuilding it. We bombed it to complete rubble. (soz German members we're all friends now).
The Russians contributed quite a bit as well.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 08 December 2012 - 05:05 PM, said:

Politicians should stick to politics and let the generals fight the wars.
the generals always have to fight the wars because of the politcians. Of course, that doesn't mean that if there were no politicians, there'd be no wars, since left to themselves, Generals (or colonels, like our lamented friend Mr. Gadaffi) tend to have ahabit of deciding to become politicians themselves..

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