The bombing of Exeter in the ‘Baedeker raids’

The bombing of Exeter in the ‘Baedeker raids’

Exeter, one of the jewels in England’s crown, suffered much destruction during what were termed the ‘Baedeker raids’. John Fisher brings to light a unique story in this fatefully sad time in Exeter’s history.
“We shall go out and bomb every building in Britain marked with three stars in the Baedeker Guide.”
(German propaganda broadcast, 24th April, the 19th day after Exeter was bombed)

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