Bomb sight. Mapping the WW2 bomb census

Bomb sight. Mapping the WW2 bomb census is a project on the London blitz during 7th October 1940 to 6th June 1941. The project has scanned original 1940s bomb census maps, geo-referenced the maps, and digitally captured the geographical locations of all the falling bombs recorded on the original map. Memories and photographs from the period are also available.

The data can be accessed in various ways. Under ‘Map’ a detailed map of London is shown, with all the points where bombs fell. By clicking on one of these points, information about the individual bomb is shown (such as type of bombs and source of the original information). If available, there are also people’s stories relating to this area, as well as historic images (downloadable in JPEG format).

Under ‘Explore London’ the data can be accessed by an index of the areas of Greater London.

The project was funded by JISC. Project sponsors are the University of Portsmouth and the National Archives.

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Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 9:53am
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