London is under there somewhere
I was equally fascinated and appalled by the new interactive Bombsight map which shows the site of every bomb which fell on London during the blitz, from October 1940 until June 1941.
I had tended to think that the bombs were concentrated on the East End and the Docks with a few stray ones over central London. The reality is staggering. Even out as far as where I live, in Oxshott, there were dozens in the immediate area. This is a quiet suburb (it would have been even quieter seventy years ago) about nineteen miles from the centre of London and yet each one of these dots is a bomb impact. I live along the bottom edge of this map which covers an area of about four and a half miles by two and a half miles. Not a lot of area for such a lot of bombs! Scary
We really don't have any appreciation of what our parents and grandparents had to live through...