Air Raids & Bomb Sites

Air raids and air defence, Northern England.

Prestwich Sloopy’s map of WWII sites around North Manchester

Some videos

Manchester Blitz. Film made by the co-op which shows many places photographed above. At 10.18 there is a shot of a roof spotter.

Private colour film by an ARP warden


The Blitz in colour by itnnews

‘What to do in an air raid’ one minute public info film

Air Raid, Portsmouth, British Pathé

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4 comments on “Air Raids & Bomb Sites
  1. Doug says:

    Ian -I just discovered your blog and website and it is fascinating. I have been researching the V-1 for years and have never seen anything quite like it. I will have a million questions for you but I will start with one. When you are investigating the V-1 crash sites do you find that certain bits survive the explosion and or the impact? thank you

  2. JOHN ROBBINS says:

    I saw the well-reported “Beighton Doodlebug” on Christmas Eve morning 1944 coming low and “stuttering” over the houses in Swallownest I was delivering papers to – it crashed about 2 miles away.
    It was flying inappropriately in an easterly direction – presumably having been “tipped” by a fighter.

    I can find no report from the evening of 23/12 when a very resolute V1 heading westward passed over at a high level closely attended by British fighter plane. All reports I have encountered claim 24/12 as the date of the attack

  3. Alan Radford says:

    I seem to have information{I don’t know how!!) about 2 V1’s landing in the Sheffield area. One was in the village of Clowne, Derbyshire and the second in Grenoside Woods, Sheffield. As far as I know the crater in the woods was never filled in and,is still there. I guess it will be well overgrown by now and difficult to find

    I am also lead to believe that these two weapons had gone off course and were destined for Liverpool Docks

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