40,000 firebombs hit Mannheim at once

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Title

40,000 firebombs hit Mannheim at once

Description

Reports attack on Mannheim using incendiaries by Stirling, Halifax, Lancaster, Manchester, Wellington and Hampdens.

Publisher

Daily Sketch

Date

1942-05-21

Contributor

David Bloomfield

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Format

One newspaper cutting

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Identifier

NBrettAC200127-01

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Transcription

[newspaper cutting]
DAILY SKETCH, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1942.
40,000 FIREBOMBS HIT MANNHEIM AT ONCE
Mannheim, in Germany, second largest inland port in Europe, was attacked by a great force of Stirlings, Halifaxes, Lancasters, Manchesters, Wellingtons and Hampdens on Tuesday night, says the Air Ministry News Service.
This air armada carried a great load of incendiaries and the heaviest high explosives bombs. One detachment of Stirlings carried, and dropped, more than 40,000 incendiary bombs.

Citation

“40,000 firebombs hit Mannheim at once,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26451.

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