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This website has been created by the Bath Blitz Memorial Project to provide a historical record of the bombing of Bath during the Second World War.  It aims to inform of the events of that time, and to preserve personal memories for future generations. If you have memories, photographs or information that is not already on this website, please visit the Help Us page.

The buttons at the top of each page allow navigation round the site.
Yellow buttons identify the section and subsection you are currently looking at.
Light tan buttons indicate other subsections in the current main section.
Green buttons identify other main sections.
Alternatively, the Index page gives a fuller description of the layout and content of this website.

The subsections under the Home button provide information about the Project and its activities.  All the other buttons lead to educational information about the Bath Blitz.

Links within this website normally replace the page you are reading.  Links to other websites are displayed in a separate window, which is opened the first time it is needed, and then reused for all such links until it is closed.  This site's Guest Book also appears in the second window.

About this site - Some technical notes

This site has been designed to display best at 1024x768 resolution with your browser showing web pages across the whole width of the screen.  Although most of the content will display reasonably at other resolutions, (or if you are using Internet Explorer with the "Favourites" bar at the side of the screen), some pages may not be laid out as neatly as intended.

The site is entirely constructed in HTML and uses no JavaScript.  The bulk of the site is designed to work with any browser.  However, displaying the bombs superimposed onto map sections requires commands that were not supported before Internet Explorer 5.0 and Netscape 4.5. There are also small differences in the way different browsers interpret layout commands which may affect the appearance of some pages.

The site has been tested using Internet Explorer 5.0 (as an example of a commonly used older browser), plus Firefox 1.0, and (additionally from August 2006) Internet Explorer 6.0 plus Firefox 3.0 (as examples of newer ones).  I attempted to display this page using Netscape 4.7 (as an example of a very old browser).  After much trial and error I managed to get the text on this page readable, but Version 4 of the Netscape browser contains serious errors and it does not follow the formatting rules.  It badly corrupted the navigation buttons at the top of each page, and I recommend that if you have Netscape 4, you either try another browser or navigate using just the Index page.

 

What's New

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12th May 2013 Update
This update covers the Memorial Service on Sunday 28th April.
We were sent another memory along with some photographs to illustrate it and we have added it.
We were informed of another casualty, previously missed because she died outside Bath.  The details are given under North Parade.
6th February 2013 Update
A new wartime memory has been added.
We have confirmed the date of the 2013 service as 28th April 2013.
We have added to the Streets beginning with H.
5th June 2012 Update
This update includes details of the 70th anniversary events both at the memorial and in The Museum of Bath at Work afterwards.  It was a big update, hence the delay in making it available, for which I apologise.
We announce the re-issue of the Project's First Video.
A newly released book has been added to our Books page.
The Project's "Educational Resource" has been released on CD and is available from The Museum of Bath at Work.
25th April 2011 Update
This update covers the Memorial Service on Sunday 17th April.
I have added memories reported by others.

 

 

 



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