The Coventry Blitz

Lasting hours, the Coventry Blitz was a period of sustained attack which would have ramifications on our city for decades as Coventry changed beyond all recognition.

500 German bombers took part in the events of that dark November night. Nicknamed Operation Mondscheinsonate (‘Moonlight Sonata’), the Luftwaffe flew over Coventry with the sole intention of crippling the city’s utilities, factories and infrastructure.

It was the biggest test of British resolve for centuries, if not ever. Hundreds of people died in the raid and much of the city centre was left in ruins, with harrowing images documenting the night of November 14 serving as a stark reminder of all that was given and lost for this city in the war effort.