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TED Talk - Malcolm Galdwell: The strange tale of the Norden Bombsight

Explore the London Blitz through our website. Discover London during WW2 bombing raids, exploring maps, images and memories. The Bomb Sight web map and mobile app reveals WW2 bomb census maps between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941, previously available only by viewing them in the Reading Room of The National Archives.

Wow this is fascinating and terrifying. Bomb Sight maps where all recorded bombs fell in London during The London Blitz. It focuses on the reality of what wartime Londoners had to deal with far more clearly. It also allows you to search your own borough. As Londoners we all know how The Blitz has shaped our city psychologically and architecturally, despite it being 70 years ago. It’s aftermath was a big lesson in mid 20th Century city planning and it took years to clear the rubble fully and rebuild. We now live with and in some of those buildings and use the parks built on these bomb sites.