The recent discovery of a German 1,000kg bomb in Exeter raised the question why a city with little military value was a target. Chris Goss explains why and how the bomb may have ended up there
Overnight on March 28-29, 1942, the RAF attacked Lübeck in northern Germany. The raid was deemed successful – 190 acres of the old town were destroyed and German records state 320 people were killed, 783 injured, and that 1,425 buildings were destroyed with 10,387 damaged. On April 23-24, 1942, Rostock was similarly attacked.