Britain Under Fire (Hardback)
The Bombing of Britain's Cities, 1940-45
The suffering of the civilian population in WW2 was a new and disturbing aspect of war. Hitler's Luftwaffe caused huge devastation to human life and property. The emergence of a defiant spirit was something our enemies never bargained for. Whiting's superb account of the Nazis' attempt to bring a nation to its knees through the bombing campaigns and the V1 and V2 attacks, is graphically described and illustrated.
26th November 1944
At lunchtime on 26th November 1944, a German V-2 rocket fell on a packed Woolworths store in New Cross Road, killing 168 people (including 15 children), injuring 122 others and razing the building to the ground. The neighbouring London Co-operative Society store was also demolished in the attack.