Coventry Blitz Remembered 75 Years On
75 years after the Coventry Blitz and the 560 killed by Luftwaffe bombs are being remembered.
1. Churchill Visits Bombed Coventry Cathedral
Winston Churchill visits the remains of the Coventry Cathedral after the blitz.
2. Coventry Blitz
The scale of the destruction left behind on the night of the 14th November 1940 was massive.
3. Coventry Blitz - City Centre
Much of the city centre of Coventry was destroyed in 11 hours of bombing on the 14th November 1940.
4. Coventry Blitz
In the foreground is the edge of yawning basement upon which a large building once stood. In the centre, through the fog, looms magnificent Holy Trinity Church.
5. Coventry Blitz - Cathedral Ruins
The ruins of Coventry Cathedral destroyed during one of the Luftwaffe 'Baedecker' raids in November 1940. The Mediaeval cathedral was never rebuilt and stands as a memorial to the Blitz. 1,000 civilians were killed during the raid.
6. Coventry Blitz - Cathedral
he remains of Coventry's beautiful cathedral, the vast majority of which was destroyed by an enemy air raid, with only the spire remaining standing.
7. Coventry Blitz - New Housing
An ultra-modern housing development arising from the ruins of blitz-bombed Coventry. Thousands of homes were destroyed in the war and these estates were seen as the answer to the housing crisis.
8. Coventry Blitz - Planning The Rebuild
Plans are made to rebuild Coventry after so much was destroyed in the blitz. This model from 1942 shows the ideas for a modern traffic system and streamlined buildings
9. Coventry Blitz - Planning The Rebuild
Architects plan to rebuild the City of Coventry after the blitz with the latest ideas about transport and housing.