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Coventry Blitz Anniversary

Today marks the anniversary of the heavy bombing raids across Coventry on the night of November 14th / 15th 1940. Many who lived through it are still with us and will surely have thoughts of that night today.

Passed down from my dad and aunty were experiences shared with the population of Coventry that day. Aged 12 and 14 they picked their way across Coventry on a bike ride to tell relatives in Leamington that the family had survived the bombardment of the previous night. Within minutes of setting out they experienced a German plane flying low enough above them to be able to see the crew. That plane was there to photograph the destruction which gave rise to a new word in the German language - "Coventriziert" meaning "Coventryised" - i.e. razed to the ground,

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