Bath fire bombed in reprisal raid
25th April 1942: In the second of the 'Baedecker raids" the City of Bath, home to Roman baths and fine Georgian architecture, suffers serious damage
The British had suffered only intermittent air raids since the last of the major raids on London in May 1941. Some of these produced considerable casualties, particularly on the east coast which was prone to hit and run raiders. However there had been no sustained campaign of raids. Now that the the RA…
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