dryriver writes "During WW2, London was bombed from the air for 8 months, a period in London's history commonly know as "the Blitz". More than 20,000 people were killed and 1.4m people made homeless during the Blitz, which took place between 7 September 1940 and 11 May 1941. Now an interactive, zoomable map a la Google Maps visualizes, for the first time, all the spots in London that were reportedly hit during the Blitz. Browsing the interactive map is sobering experience. There are so many "hit sites" on display on the interactive map that one wonders how the Londoners of the day managed to survive this horrific onslaught, and somehow also get on with their jobs and their lives. The interactive map is a good example of how modern day data visualization techniques can shed light on the events of the past, and at the click of a mousebutton no less..."
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