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Dataset: The Bombing War

The data behind the bombing war in Europe animation at the IBCC exhibition.

This is the data taken from secondary sources available to us at the time and shows strategic bombing. Records of the RAF and USAAF bombing usually record the numbers of aircraft that took off rather than those that actually bombed, and often list the intended target rather than where bombs actually fell. The sources used for Luftwafffe, Regia Aeronautica bombing, and V weapon strikes often show where bombs actually fell rather than the intended targets.

This data has been released by the IBCC Digital Archive for researchers to add to, check and correct. We are interested in recording any bombing attacks that are missing. Please contact us with any updates or additions using the form provided.

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Clip from the animation in the exhibition at the IBCC

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