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Images Dated 27th September 2010

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The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy, engraved for the ' Featured 27 Sep 2010 Print

The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy, engraved for the '

XJF394955 The First Lecture in Experimental Philosophy, engraved for the Universal Magazine, 1748 (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: possibly depicts Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700-70) French clergyman and physicist, known as Abbe Nollet; he was the first professor of experimental physics at the University of Paris;); English, out of copyright

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All that remains of St Michael's Cathedral following the air raid of the 14th Featured 27 Sep 2010 Print

All that remains of St Michael's Cathedral following the air raid of the 14th

All that remains of St Michael's Cathedral following the air raid of the 14th November 1940. At approximately 7.40 pm half an hour after the raid began, the first of many incendiary bombs landed on the roof of the cathedral. The Provost Dick Howard led a small team who fought hard to extinguish the many fires around the roof and inside the building. The team of four men spent the evening dashing around the cathedral roofs, attempting to rip open the lead with axes so that water could be poured onto the fires. The construction of the roof hampered the teams efforts, - the inner wooden vaulted ceiling being separated from the wood and lead sheeting outer roof by an eighteen inch gap, inside which many incediaries rested and blazed away, out of reach to the fire watchers
As the raid progressed the number of incendiaries landing on the old roof increased, the fires became harder to tackle by the small team. At the height of the raid the Solihull Fire Brigade made it through to the cathedral. Soon afterwards however water supplies dried up as water mains around the city were fractured. By around 11pm, all the St. Michael's fire watchers and fire fighters could do was to save as many items of value as they could from the blazing building, leaving the uncontrollable flames to consume the building.
15th November 1940

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The city of Coventry shrouded in a cloak of smoke and drizzle as people wandered around Featured 27 Sep 2010 Print

The city of Coventry shrouded in a cloak of smoke and drizzle as people wandered around

The city of Coventry shrouded in a cloak of smoke and drizzle as people wandered around in a daze taking in the destruction around them following the air raid of the 14th November 1940. During the raid 4,330 homes were destroyed also three-quarters of the city's factories were damaged along with the city's tram system, with tram lines ripped from the ground or arched into the air. Out of a fleet of 181 buses only 73 remained. Most of the city's gas and water pipes were smashed and people were advised to boil emergency supplies of water. Amongst the devastation lay the bodies of 554 men, women and children many of whom were never identified also 865 people were injured. During the raid the Luftwaffe had dropped 30,000 incendiary bombs, 500 tons of high explosive, 50 landmines and 20 oil-mines. The raid had gone on non-stop for almost eleven hours. The world had never previously witnessed this sort of airborne destruction before and the Germans coined a new word for it coventrated'.
15th November 1940

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