Iconic cathe­dral paint­ing be­came pow­er­ful piece of pro­pa­ganda

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

ON the night of Novem­ber 14, 1940, Hitler’s Luft­waffe launched one of the most in­tense bomb­ing raids of the Sec­ond World War, dev­as­tat­ing Coven­try. As the sun rose the next day, the city was un­recog­nis­able. Over 550 peo­ple were dead, with more than 43,000 homes and 71 fac­to­ries dam­aged. Peo­ple were dazed, con­fused, hun­gry, fright­ened, and there was a very real fear that so­ci­ety would col­lapse.

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