Bomb Site – WW2 resource

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The Bomb Site Web page

Any teachers studying WWII during the coming term may fine it useful and interesting to look at what this new site.

Bomb Site has been developed by the University of Portsmouth, JISC and the National Archives and charts the Blitz, pulling together data from a number of places to give a graphical representation of the bombing of London during the Blitz.

It is also available as an app for the iPad or iPod Touch. Bomb Sight is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

From the website information explaining about the project:

“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. “