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NEWS: Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz of 14th November 1940

14 November 2016

Today marks the anniversary of that unforgettable day in Coventry history...

Today marks the 76th anniversary of the Coventry Blitz of 14th November 1940.

It was 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 to the city and its people. 

The official death toll from that night was 554, but the true figure was likely to have been much higher, with many Coventrians missing and 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 on the 15th November. 

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

However, the night of 14th November led to Coventry and its people becoming known and respected worldwide for determination, recovery, peace and reconciliation.

Today, 76 years on, we’d ask all fans of Coventry City Football Club to take time to remember the victims of the Coventry Blitz and all of those who were affected.

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