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March 28, 2010

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Joy Holland

Interesting. My home town was pretty much flattened by the time I arrived
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_Blitz

John F. Ptak

Thanks Joy. [The home town Joy is referring to is Hull, and we read of it from the link the following: "Hull was the most severely bombed British city or town apart from London during the Second World War, with 86,715 buildings damaged and 95 percent of houses damaged or destroyed.[2] Of a population of approximately 320,000 at the beginning of the war, approximately 152,000 were made homeless as a result of bomb destruction or damage. Much of the city centre was completely destroyed and heavy damage was inflicted on residential areas, industry, the railways and the docks. Despite the damage and heavy casualties, the port continued to function throughout the war..."

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