(Delayed) The Leicester Blitz – the German Air Raid on Leicester, 19-20 Nov. 1940

03 December 2020 - 21 February 2021

Free

Description

New dates to be confirmed (not open in Dec 2020) - This exhibition commemorates Leicester’s ‘Blitz Night’ when 108 people were killed by German bombers.

(Delayed) The Leicester Blitz – the German Air Raid on Leicester, 19-20 Nov. 1940

Leicester was bombed several times in 1940 and 1941 but the raid on the night of 19-20 November 1940 was by far the worst.


The exhibition shows how Leicester prepared for air raids and covers all the German attacks. It also shows how people acted on those nights, often in the words of those who were there.


Accompanying their stories are many photographs and paintings of the damage done.

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