Friday, 7 December 2012

Bomb Sight website launched for WW2 London

A new site is online mapping the bombs that fell on London during the Second World War. Bomb Sight is available at http://bombsight.org.

From the site's About page at http://bombsight.org/about/:

The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. Previously available only by viewing in the Reading Room at The National Archives, Bomb Sight is making the maps available to citizen researchers, academics and students. They will be able to explore where the bombs fell and to discover memories and photographs from the period.

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.

Have fun!

(With thanks to Else Churchill @soggenealogist)

UPDATE: There's more at http://nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/792.htm

Chris

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