Coventry after the major Luftwaffe air raid on the night of 14/15 November 1940

 

King George Visits Coventry; Finds Stricken City Undaunted;

VIEWS OF WRECKAGE IN COVENTRY AFTER THE GERMANS FLEW OVER ON A ‘REVENGE’ RAID

LONDON, Nov. 16–Coventry– victim of Germany’s self-styled greatest air raid in history–was today displying another kind of greatness by arising from the misery and ashes of Thursday’s punishment to heal its wounds

By DAVID ANDERSON Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.
November 17, 1940,

 

 

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A wrecked bus stands among a scene of devastation in the centre of Coventry after the major Luftwaffe air raid on the night of 14/15 November 1940.

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The ruins of Coventry cathedral two days after the German Luftwaffe air raid on the city on the night of 14 November 1940.

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Broadgate in Coventry city centre following the Coventry Blitz of 14/15 November 1940. The burnt out shell of the Owen Owen department store (which had only opened in 1937) overlooks a scene of devastation.

 

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Holy Trinity Church rises above a scene of devastation in Coventry following the air raid on the night of 14/15 November 1940.

 

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Bomb Damage in Coventry, November 1940 Men from the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps clear debris in Coventry two days after the severe German air raids on the night of 14-15 November 1940.

 

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bomb Damage in Coventry, November 1940 The smoking ruins of buildings two days after they were destroyed by the severe German air raids on the night of 14-15 November 1940.

 

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Prime Minister Winston Churchill walks with a guard and members of the Anglican clergy through the ruins of Coventry Cathedral which was bombed by the Germans in 1940. Official war photograph for the British government.

photographs courtesy Imperial War Museums

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/