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COVENTRY CATHEDRAL WAR MEMORIAL

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The Coventry Blitz was a series of bombing raids that took place on the British city of Coventry. The city was bombed many times during the Second World War by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). The most devastating of these attacks occurred on the evening of 14 November 1940 and continued into the morning of 15 November. Of all the damage caused to English Cathedrals none suffered worse then the Cathedral Church of St Michael in Coventry.

The bombing raid wa Hitler's revenge on Coventry for the bombing of Munich by the R.A.F. He was incensed at the attack on the city known as the birthplace of his Nazi party. His revenge was to entirely remove from existence the medieval city centre of Coventry as a demonstration of his ruthlessness and insane power. The air raid on Coventry on the night of 14 November 1940 was the single most concentrated attack on a British city in the Second World War.

One memorial tot he Warwichsire Regiment survived the bombing.

1914 - 1918

TO THE GLORIOUS MEMORY
OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF
THE 7TH bATTALIONS
THE ROYAL wARWICKSHIRE rEGIMENT
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR

THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES

Last updated 25 August, 2022

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