Saturday, December 15, 2012

"Bomb Sight,' an Interactive Map of the World War II "Blitz" on London

Using World War II Bomb Census charts and records, the National Archives (UK), JISC and the University of Portsmouth, have developed an interactive web site where the visitor can search by address to pinpoint the many locations in Greater London where Nazi bombs fell to such destructive effect from early September of 1940 to May of the following year.

While the German bombing began in early September, 1940, "the maps in the archive do not completely align with the time period of the blitz so there is a slight mismatch but the reporting period we are investigating is between October 7th 1940 and June 1941 as this is the period in which data were collected."