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Follow real time account of the deadliest Second World War raid on Norwich

09:16 01 May 2014

Bomb damage during the Second World War in Rampant Horse Street.

Bomb damage during the Second World War in Rampant Horse Street.

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Nick Stone, a graphic designer and history enthusiast, has created a “real time” account of the two deadliest raids by German bombers on Norwich, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the attacks.

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The city suffered bombing raids throughout the conflict, killing a total of 340 people and injuring 1,092. The heaviest casualties were on the nights of April 27 and 29, 1942.

The attacks – which were co-ordinated with a series of raids on English cities – are known as the Baedeker Blitz, as they targeted militarily unimportant but picturesque locations which were featured in the German Baedeker Tourist Guide to Britain. They had been ordered in retaliation to the British bombing of the city of Lübeck.

 

Follow Mr Stone’s account of the raid on April 29: