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Bombed buildings of Britain

J. M. Richards

Bombed buildings of Britain

a record of architectural casualties, 1940-41

by J. M. Richards

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Published by Architectural Press in (s. l.) .
Written in English


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StatementEdited by J. M. Richards.
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Open LibraryOL13707658M

  The Baedeker Raids or Baedeker Bombings took place between April and June The Baedeker bombing raids on old historic English cities were named after the Baedeker travel guidebooks that the Germans used to identify their targets, which were three-starred, i.e. worth visiting, old English cities. On March 28th , Bomber Command attacked the . According to a period news report, the program was designed to "help shelter England's bombed-out population". Initial plans called for the construction of 30, homes in the United States which would be shipped to, and assembled in, Great Britain.

In and Britain's Home Front was the front line in World War II. Until , more women and children than soldiers had been killed. During the 9 months of "The Blitz" (as the Luftwaffe's bombing campaign of Britain was known) more t people were killed seriously injured/5. Historian Juliet Gardiner's The Blitz: The British Under Attack offers a highly focused view of World War II as seen from the shattered streets of Great Britain, particularly London, from the first wave of German bombers on the night of 7 September through the last major bombing runs in May The view is--and one struggles for an appropriate adjective--sobering, instructive /5.

  Britain was bombed heavily during the war. The Blitz and the continuous bombing of ports and big cities destroyed three million homes, resulting in a housing crisis. By March , there were Author: Elisabeth Blanchet.   This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out : Gabriel Moshenska.


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A photograph in The Blitz: London Then & Now, John Neville’s book which juxtaposes photographs of bomb sites with the modern buildings that occupied the spot in. The Bombed buildings of Britain book Buildings of Britain Author J M Richards Format/binding Hardback Book condition Used - Good Jacket condition Poor Edition 2nd Binding Hardcover Publisher The Architectural Press Place of Publication London Date published Keywords bomb damage, World War 2 Bookseller catalogs History and Biography; Size 4toBook Edition: 2nd.

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Bombing Britain. The Luftwaffe's bombs reached every corner of United Kingdom. The first bombs of the war were dropped in the Firth of Forth on Octoone month and thirteen days after Britain and France declared war on Germany.

THE BOMBING OF BRITAIN EXHIBITION Contents: THE GERMAN BLITZ ON BRITAIN Three illustrations from the book Exeter Phoenix produced by the municipal authorities in PREPARING FOR BOMBING IN BRITAIN Britain had been bombed in the First World War, first by German Zeppelin airships, then by German File Size: 1MB.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Although the Luftwaffe’s attacks on London — heaviest in and — failed to force Britain into capitulation, it destroyed over 1 million buildings, l Londoners dead, and.

The mournful quality of London’s ruins is instead best caught in another book by the Architectural Press, The Bombed Buildings of Britain, first published in and then followed by an expanded edition in It is an obituary for England’s cities, containing hundreds of photographs of broken Gothic churches, demolished Georgian terrace.

They bombed off-target and hit many homes, killing civilians, so Winston Churchill responded immediately with a bombing raid on Berlin the very next night. In a war of retaliation, the Nazis then responded with a massive bombing offensive on Britain that lasted for almost ten months.

The German Luftwaffe dropped thousands of bombs on London from tokilling alm people. More t buildings were. The Bombing War: Europe ‑ by Richard Overy – review The bombing campaigns were startlingly inaccurate - and this is the most important book on the second world war published this century.

Bombing of Dresden: Aftermath From February 13 to Februduring the final months of World War II (), Allied forces bombed the. Architectural historian J.

M. Richards, author of The Bombed Buildings of Britain (), described the romantic beauty in the bomb ruins, praising their ‘intensely evocative atmosphere.’ Photographs of bomb damaged buildings were reproduced in the daily and weekly newspapers and there appeared to be little discomfort in acknowledging the.

Buildings lost to the flames included the glorious Frauenkirche - a huge-domed church, built inwhich withstood both nights (even acting as a bomb shelter) - but collapsed in the terrible. This is an absolutely terrific book.

Indeed, The Tiger In The Smoke in part, because ‘Indecent behaviour in the alleys and bombed buildings was frequent.’ This was the world of bombsites as opposed to picturesque ruins: murder, rape, prostitution, spivs, homosexuals and black immigrants, the nightmare antithesis of the ideal new Britain.