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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Maybe of some interest to folk that live or work in London :)

http://bombsight.org/#10/51.4767/0.0254


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:53 pm 
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Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
as a side to this my okd school was a pow camp..and where my scout hut was it had hooks in the rafters and bullet holes at head height,,those were the days..forces brat in the fatherland


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:17 pm 
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chiswickcollectables wrote:
Maybe of some interest to folk that live or work in London :)

http://bombsight.org/#10/51.4767/0.0254


no,i just live in one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:41 am 
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yes, good post,

our old flat in Camden is in a row of early victorian houses in classic London terrace format and then suddenly stop with 1950s concrete flats replacing, further down the terrace the victorian buildings / facade continue......

and low and behold, a big red dot on the map................its what we guessed anyway as close to Euston sidings but all ties in


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Location: The desolate flats of Cambridgeshire
A bomb at each end of our (rather short) road in Islington.

Quite eye opening image looking at the city as a whole, and presumably these are just the known impacts that detonated.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:39 pm 
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I'd love to see a similar map for Hamburg. A real eye-opener into how widely London was bombed


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:02 pm 
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The wifes cooking..the kitchen looks like a bomb site


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:37 pm 
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There was a time team a while ago where they excavated a bomb site in east London, Poplar iirc, it was very interesting, an entire street destroyed. It seems very hard to imagine these days.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:41 pm 
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It seems very hard to imagine these days.


Probably not so hard in the bits we and the Americans have been bombing recently. :?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:49 pm 
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i dont live on one, nor do i work on one, but where i work there is a cement/hardcore factory behind us.
after dredging the surface of the shoreline for gravel, they sometimes bring back a bomb or 2 which often require safely detonating.
a few times i've been caught out by an exploding grenade whilst tucking into a sandwich outside.... :shock:


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