Like many of the industrial towns of the English West Midlands region that had been industrialised during the Industrial Revolution, many of the small and medium-sized factories in the city were woven into the same streets as the workers’ houses and the shops of the city centre. The RAF blitz T02 All Clear PDF bombing Germany in March 1940.
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There were 17 small raids on Coventry by the Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain between August and October 1940 during which around 198 tons of bombs fell. Together, the raids killed 176 people and injured around 680. The most notable damage was to the new Rex Cinema which had been opened in February 1937 and had already been closed by an earlier bombing raid in September. On 17 October 1940, Second Lieutenant Sandy Campbell of the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal Company was called upon to deal with an unexploded bomb that had fallen at the Triumph Engineering Company’s works in Canley. One notable casualty of the October raids was Ernest Hugh Snell FRSE, a retired former local Medical Officer of Health.
The raid that began on the evening of 14 November 1940 was the most severe to hit Coventry during the war. It was carried out by 515 German bombers, from Luftflotte 3 and from the pathfinders of Kampfgruppe 100. The Holy Trinity Church rises above a scene of devastation. Coventry’s air defences consisted of twenty-four 3. 7 inch AA guns and twelve 40mm Bofors. In one night, more than 4,300 homes in Coventry were destroyed and around two-thirds of the city’s buildings were damaged. The raid was heavily concentrated on the city centre, most of which was destroyed.