RefNoMD7731
Alternative Reference number2004/45
TitleSecond World War German target maps for Sheffield area
AdminHistoryDuring the Second World War, Sheffield underwent air raid attacks from the German Luftwaffe. The Sheffield Blitz happened on the nights of 12 Dec and 15 Dec 1940, when large parts of the city were bombed. A number of maps were drawn up prior to, and during the course of the war by the Germans to identify potential bombing targets. Some of these maps were found by a private individual in Hanover or Hamburg following the retreat of German forces in 1945.
DescriptionMaps marked up by the Luftwaffe (German air force) to show potential bombing targets. The targets were coded by type and there are legends to indentify these further.

Ordnance Survey maps (MD7731/1-6).
Date1942
Extent6 items
LevelCollection
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