April 9, 2003

COVENTRY CATHEDRAL

The shell of St. Michael's Cathedral in Coventry, England viewed
from the air after the Luftwaffe raid on the city on the night of
November 14, 1940. Set alight by incendiary bombs, all but the
stone framework of the structure was completely destroyed
by fire. The raid, in which upwards of 500 German bombers
participated, was said to be a reprisal for an earlier RAF raid
on Munich. More information on the attack can be found here.