Cardiff Blitz


Cardiff Blitz

During World War II, Cardiff, Wales was the biggest port in the United Kingdom,Fact|date=September 2008 and one of the biggest ports in the World.Fact|date=September 2008 Consequently it was heavily bombed by the Nazi German Luftwaffe due to its industrial importance and was one of the cities affected by the mass civilian evacuation.

Llandaff Cathedral, amongst many other civilian buildings, was damaged by the bombing in 1941 [cite web | title=History of Llandaff Cathederal| work=Llandaffcathedral.org.uk| url=http://www.llandaffcathedral.org.uk/history.htm | accessdate=2008-04-04] .

As a result of it being a target, Cork in Ireland was mistaken for Cardiff and consequently bombed [cite web | title=History of Ireland| work=Wesleyjohnston.com| url=http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/users/ireland/past/history/19321945.html | accessdate=2008-04-04] .

Bombings

1940

*3 July
*10 July
*12 July
*7 August

1941

*2 January
*3 January
*10 January
*27 February
*1 March
*4 March
*12 March
*20 March
*3 April
*12 April
*29 April
*30 April
*4 May
*11 May

1942

*30 June
*2 July

1943

*7 May
*18 May

References

ee also

*Timeline of World War II (1940)

External links

* [http://www.thetimecapsule.org.uk/TimeCapsule/098231E9AF3B41608C7E503A38AD6CC1_C3D7AEA9D9EB41E9972BA54211DD2366.htm Time Capsule Stories: The Blitz in Cardiff 1940s]
* [http://www.angelfire.com/de/BobSanders/WARLOSS.html List of Cardiff based ships lost during the war]
* [http://www.worldwar-2.net/timelines/war-in-europe/european-air-war/european-air-war-index-1940.htm World War II Timeline]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/94/a4507094.shtml BBC World War II People's War]
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/79/a3969679.shtml BBC World War II People's War]
* [http://www.islandfarm.fsnet.co.uk/Luftwaffe%20Attacks%20On%20South%20Wales.htm Luftwaffe Air raid Attacks on South Wales]


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