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Coventry Blitz

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The Coventry Blitz (blitz: from the German word Blitzkrieg meaning "lightning war" listen ) was a series of bombing raids that took place on the English city of Coventry. The city was bombed many times during the Second World War by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). The most devastating of these attacks occurred on the evening of 14 November 1940 and continued into the morning of 15 November.
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Coventry Blitz

Coventry Blitz

War

  • Desc: The Coventry Blitz was a series of bombing raids that took place on the English city of Coventry. The city was bombed many times during the Second World War by the German Air Force.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry_Blitz
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 540.66
The Blitz

The Blitz

War

  • Desc: The Blitz was a German bombing campaign against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War. The term was first used by the British press and is the German word for 'lightning'.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blitz
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 225.85
Coventry

Coventry

City in England

  • Desc: Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom.
  • URL: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry
  • Type: Thing, Place, AdministrativeArea, City
  • Result Score: 113.62

Coventry Blitz in VR

Video game

  • Type: Thing, VideoGame
  • Result Score: 101.82
Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral

Cathedral in Coventry, England

Liverpool Blitz

Liverpool Blitz

War

  • Desc: The Liverpool Blitz was the heavy and sustained bombing of the English city of Liverpool and its surrounding area, during the Second World War by the German Luftwaffe.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool_Blitz
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 45.48

Diocese of Coventry

Church in Coventry, England

Manchester Blitz

War

  • Desc: The Manchester Blitz was the heavy bombing of the city of Manchester and its surrounding areas in North West England during the Second World War by the German Luftwaffe.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_Blitz
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 30.43

Coventry Airport

Airport in England

  • Desc: Coventry Airport is located 3 NM south-southeast of Coventry city centre, in the village of Baginton, Warwickshire, England. The airport is operated by Coventry Airport Limited, and has a CAA Ordinary Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flying instruction as authorised by the licensee, Coventry Airport Limited.
  • URL: http://www.coventryairport.co.uk/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coventry_Airport
  • Type: Thing, Airport, Place
  • Result Score: 30.17

Southampton Blitz

War

  • Desc: The Southampton Blitz was the heavy bombing of Southampton by the Nazi German Luftwaffe during World War II. Southampton was a strategic bombing target for the Luftwaffe as it contained both busy docks with associated business premises and factories and the Supermarine factory building Spitfires in Woolston.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southampton_Blitz
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 26.27
Baedeker Blitz

Baedeker Blitz

Attack

  • Desc: The Baedeker Blitz or Baedeker raids were a series of attacks by the Luftwaffe on English cities during the Second World War. The raids were planned in response to a devastating increase in the effectiveness of the Royal Air Force's bombing offensive, starting with the bombing of Lübeck in March 1942.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baedeker_Blitz
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 25.43

Bombing of Minsk in World War II

War

Newcastle Blitz

War

  • Desc: The Newcastle Blitz refers to the strategic bombing of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England by the Nazi German Luftwaffe during the second world war. Close to 400 people were killed between July 1940 and December 1941 during bombing raids on the city.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle_Blitz
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 24.26
Daimler Company

Daimler Company

Vehicle manufacturer

  • Desc: The Daimler Company Limited, until 1910, the Daimler Motor Company Limited, was an independent British motor vehicle manufacturer founded in London by H. J. Lawson in 1896, which set up its manufacturing base in Coventry.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daimler_Company
  • Type: Thing, Organization, Corporation
  • Result Score: 23.65

Sue Field

Priest

  • Desc: Susan Elizabeth "Sue" Field is an English Anglican priest who has been Archdeacon Pastor in the Diocese of Coventry since 18 March 2018. Field was educated at King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham and the University of York. She taught maths at Queensbridge School for three years. She studied for the priesthood at Queen's College, Birmingham. She was ordained deacon in 1987; and priest in 1994. After a curacy in Coleshill, Warwickshire she was the Chaplain at Loughborough University from 1991 to 1998.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue_Field
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 23.06
Operation Steinbock

Operation Steinbock

War

  • Desc: Operation Steinbock, sometimes called the Baby Blitz, was a strategic bombing campaign by the German air force during the Second World War. It targeted southern England and lasted from January to May 1944. Steinbock was the last strategic air offensive by the German bomber arm during the conflict. In late 1943, the Allied Combined Bomber Offensive was gathering momentum against Germany. The Allied air forces were conducting a strategic bombing campaign day and night against German industrial cities. In retaliation, Adolf Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe to prepare a bombing operation against the United Kingdom. The bombing offensive also served as propaganda value for the German public and domestic consumption. The operation ran parallel to Bomber Command's campaign against Berlin. The Luftwaffe assembled 474 bomber aircraft for the offensive. The attacks were mainly aimed at and around the Greater London area.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Steinbock
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 21.40
German bombing of Rotterdam

German bombing of Rotterdam

Invasion

  • Desc: The German bombing of Rotterdam, also known as the Rotterdam Blitz, was the aerial bombardment of Rotterdam by the Luftwaffe on 14 May 1940, during the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War II.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_bombing_of_Rotterdam
  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 20.16

Morris Rodham

Priest

  • Desc: Morris Rodham is an Anglican priest who served as Archdeacon Missioner in the Diocese of Coventry 2010–2019. Morris Rodham was educated at Durham University, graduating with a degree in Classics as a member of Hatfield College in 1982.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Rodham
  • Type: Thing, Person
  • Result Score: 18.59

Exeter Blitz

War

  • Desc: The term Exeter Blitz refers to the air raids by the German Luftwaffe on the British city of Exeter, Devon, during the Second World War.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter_Blitz
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 18.48

Coventry Blitz

Museum in Coventry, England

Alvis Car and Engineering Company

Alvis Car and Engineering Company

Automobile company

  • Desc: Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd was a British manufacturing company in Coventry from 1919 to 1967. In addition to automobiles designed for the civilian market, the company also produced racing cars, aircraft engines, armoured cars and other armoured fighting vehicles.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvis_Car_and_Engineering_Company
  • Type: Organization, Thing, Corporation
  • Result Score: 17.48

Coventry Blitz

Cloister

  • Desc: The buildings known as Whitefriars are the surviving fragments of a Carmelite friary founded in 1342 in Coventry, England. All that remains are the eastern cloister walk, a postern gateway in Much Park Street and the foundations of the friary church.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitefriars,_Coventry
  • Type: Thing, Place, CivicStructure
  • Result Score: 17.07

Colin Semper

Priest

  • Desc: Colin Douglas Semper is a retired Anglican priest. Semper was educated at Lincoln Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford and ordained in 1963. He began his ordained ministry as a curate at Holy Trinity with St Mary in Guildford.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Semper
  • Type: Person, Thing
  • Result Score: 16.40

St. Mary's Priory and Cathedral

Monastery

  • Desc: St Mary's Priory and Cathedral was a religious institution in Coventry, England, founded in the 12th century by transformation of the former monastery of St Mary, and destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the early 16th century.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Mary's_Priory_and_Cathedral
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction, Cemetery
  • Result Score: 15.61

Bombing of Munich in World War II

War

  • Desc: The bombing of Munich took place mainly in the later stages of World War II. Munich was, and is, a significant German city, as much culturally as well as industrially. Augsburg, twenty miles to the west, was a main centre of diesel engine production.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Munich_in_World_War_II
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 14.96
Bayley Lane

Bayley Lane

Street in Coventry, England

  • Desc: Bayley Lane is a historic street in the centre of Coventry and is thought to follow the line of the outer ditch or bailey of the former Coventry Castle, founded by the Earls of Chester between 1088 and 1147.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayley_Lane
  • Type: Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 14.78

Bombing of Chongqing

Invasion

  • Desc: The bombing of Chongqing, from 18 February 1938 to 23 August 1943, was part of a terror bombing operation conducted by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service and Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service on the Chinese provisional capital of Chongqing, authorized by the Imperial General Headquarters.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Chongqing
  • Type: Thing, Event
  • Result Score: 14.66
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