My mother remembered this.
She heard the bombers fly over on their in that night. She lived in Lincolnshire.
The next day she was told that Coventry had been the target.
It is about a twenty minute drive from my house in Leicestershire where I live today. I was there this Thursday afternoon buying shoes.
Tomorrow is the seventy-fifth anniversary of it.
Ironically most of the industry, Riley, Daimler, Morris, Triumph, Armstrong Siddely, Rudge, Alfred Herbert are now all gone. Every one.
I wonder how many will remember tomorrow?
Article below. Shortly afterwards the Germans, thorough as ever, invented a new verb..."Koventrieren" ("to Coventry")...