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City of London, England, United Kingdom
 

Site of First Bomb Hit

 
 
First Bomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
1. First Bomb Marker
Inscription.  
On this site at 12:15 AM
on the 25th August 1940
fell the first bomb on
the City of London in
the Second World War

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 51° 31.103′ N, 0° 5.567′ W. Marker is in City of London, England. Marker is at the intersection of Fore Street and Wood Street, on the left when traveling west on Fore Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC2Y 5AG, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cripplegate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Salters Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The London Wall Walk - 14 (within shouting distance of this marker); The London Wall Walk – 15 (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); London City Wall - Bastion 13 (about 150 meters away); London City Wall - Bastion 14 (about 180 meters away); The London Wall Walk – 18 (about 180 meters away); William Shakespeare (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
 
Also see . . .
First Bomb Marker (looking east along Fore Street) image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 20, 2018
2. First Bomb Marker (looking east along Fore Street)
The inscription is (almost) visible here on the right, on the building wall about 10 feet past the sign post.

1. Edward R. Murrow on the "sense of unreality" of the London Blitz - August 25, 1940 (YouTube, 4 min.). August 25, 1940: Edward R. Murrow reports for CBS News on the damage wrought on London by the Blitz. (Submitted on March 23, 2018.) 

2. The Blitz (Wikipedia). The Blitz was a German bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War. The term was first used by the British press and is the German word for 'lightning'. (Submitted on March 23, 2018.) 

3. The First Bomb And A Church Shipped To America (A London Inheritance). (Submitted on March 23, 2018.)
 
German Bomber over the East End of London image. Click for full size.
German aerial photograph, via Wikipedia Commons, September 1, 1940
3. German Bomber over the East End of London
The aircraft is a Luftwaffe Heinkel He 111 bomber flying over Wapping and the Isle of Dogs in the East End of London at the start of the Luftwaffe’s evening raids.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 32 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week August 25, 2019. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.   3. submitted on August 24, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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