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Coventry City FC mourns the victims of the Coventry Blitz on the 75th anniversary

14 November 2015

The club remembers all those who lost their lives as 500 German planes embarked on operation 'Moonlight Sonata'...

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz of 14th November 1940, and a night which changed the City of Coventry forever as around 500 German planes embarked on operation ‘Moonlight Sonata’, and a bombing raid on Coventry which caused utter devastation. 

The official death toll from the night was 554, but the real figure could have been much higher, with many Coventrians unaccounted for. Thousands more were injured, and the entire city profoundly affected.

The first air raid sirens rang out at around 7pm and the all-clear did not sound until 6am the next morning. 

The raid destroyed the face of our medieval city and resulted in extensive damage to factories, destroyed over 4300 homes, the Highfield Road pitch and resulted in the destruction of the majestic cathedral of St Michael. 

However, the night of 14th November led to Coventry becoming a city renowned for determination, recovery, peace and reconciliation.

We’d ask all fans of Coventry City Football Club fans to take time today to remember the victims of the Coventry Blitz, 75 years on. 

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