Norwich under fire

1. Seventy years ago this week Norwich was targeted by Hitler’s dreaded 

Norwich under fire

2. During two nights of intense bombing at the end of April 1942

Norwich under fire

3. Norwich: A Shattered City, a new book by Steve Snelling, documents

Norwich under fire

4. Ironically, though there was heavy loss of life with over 200 deaths

Norwich under fire

5. Men, women and children were killed in the Norwich blitz

Norwich under fire

6. Steve Snelling’s comprehensive account of the raids and aftermath

Norwich under fire

7. The bombings shook the city but made the people emerge

Norwich under fire

8. The Wincarnis works in Westwick Street ablaze

Norwich under fire



9. The Wincarnis works in Westwick Street ablaze

Norwich under fire

10. Small-scale raids resumed in the autumn.

Norwich under fire

11. Fire-fighting in the city

Fire-fighting in the city

12. A high explosive bomb fails to detonate in a Norwich vegetable

A high explosive bomb fails to detonate in a Norwich vegetable patch

13. Digging for protection in Chapelfield Gardens. One of the trench

Digging for protection in Chapelfield Gardens. One of the trench shelters takes shape

14. A young Judy Swain displays the latest air raid fashion

A young Judy Swain displays the latest air raid fashion

15. Auxiliary Fire Service teams line up with their converted saloon

Auxiliary Fire Service teams line up with their converted saloon cars outside Norwich fire station