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Bomb damage in central London
Bomb damage in central London


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20 Sep 1940: Cecil Madden describes surviving a bomb attack in London

GERMAN TACTICS

The attacks on British cities caused widespread damage and loss of life. If German forces had continued to concentrate their attacks on British air bases they might soon have overwhelmed Fighter Command. But, as it was, German air chiefs overestimated the number of British casualties and their bombers were being shot down faster than they could be manufactured. Hitler needed summer weather for his channel invasion - so as winter approached with no breakthrough, the threat of invasion receded.

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