Iconic cathedral painting became powerful piece of propaganda
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.