World War II, Bombed City Crossing Checkpoint
Hello, my friends, thank you for accepting me. I present you my last humble work, which in all required almost three months of work. I hope you enjoy. Thanks to everyone, the comments are always welcome. A big hug from Italy. Roberto
“On March 4, 1943, the forces of the Bomber Command, the RAF unit in charge of the bombing operations, decided to launch a new offensive against the Ruhr. The objectives were Essen, Duisburg and Bochum. Just Essen was the starting point of the offensive. On the evening of March 5, 1943, Essen saw 1.051 tons of bombs raining down from the sky, which for the first time since the beginning of the war struck it in full and flew back to Essen, further hammering inhabited areas and Krupp. After many nights of peace, Essen was not severely hit, but her flak crashed 22 planes. Finally the night from 25 to 26 July 1943, 604 bombers attacked Essen causing great damage to Krupp and the city itself”
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