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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 03:46 PM
Moonlight Sonata was the German codeword for the blitz on Coventry (my hometown) that took place on the 14th and 15th of November 1940.

It was a clear night lit by a full moon, 400 - 500 hundred German bombers pounded the city into rubble. At the time It was the heaviest bombing raid ever launched. Planes were recalled from fronts all over Europe to deliver a crushing blow to this centre of British car and aircraft production. Heavier than anything even London had experienced, such concentration on a provincial city with a tightly packed shopping centre was utterly devastating. The fires could be seen for miles.

Broadgate - City Centre
http://home.edu.coventry.ac.uk/cyberclass/blitz/broadgt.gif


The Cathedral
http://home.edu.coventry.ac.uk/cyberclass/blitz/uni1.gif

http://www.coventryweb.co.uk/editorials/history/images/coventry.jpg


I would be very interested to know if this is going to be included, I can't see how it can be left out given the scale of the raid and the importance of Coventry.

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 03:46 PM
Moonlight Sonata was the German codeword for the blitz on Coventry (my hometown) that took place on the 14th and 15th of November 1940.

It was a clear night lit by a full moon, 400 - 500 hundred German bombers pounded the city into rubble. At the time It was the heaviest bombing raid ever launched. Planes were recalled from fronts all over Europe to deliver a crushing blow to this centre of British car and aircraft production. Heavier than anything even London had experienced, such concentration on a provincial city with a tightly packed shopping centre was utterly devastating. The fires could be seen for miles.

Broadgate - City Centre
http://home.edu.coventry.ac.uk/cyberclass/blitz/broadgt.gif


The Cathedral
http://home.edu.coventry.ac.uk/cyberclass/blitz/uni1.gif

http://www.coventryweb.co.uk/editorials/history/images/coventry.jpg


I would be very interested to know if this is going to be included, I can't see how it can be left out given the scale of the raid and the importance of Coventry.

/m



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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 03:59 PM
Coventry, I think that was the one described by Sheridan in that episode of Babylon~5 where Delenn and Kosh let Sheridan in on the Secret. He was whining something about Churchill leaving it undefended to keep the code breaking a secret, as Sheridan had to choose to keep the knowledge of the Shadows a secret and let them rampage to be able to defeat them over the long term. My fave episode that one. Was that a true story about Coventry?

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XyZspineZyX
10-06-2003, 04:03 PM
It may well be true, there is debate as to whether Churchill let Coventry get flattened (well and truly), to avoid letting the Germans know that we had broken their code.

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