Baedeker raid

Baedeker raid

n
(Historical Terms) informal one of the German air raids in 1942 on places of cultural and historical importance in England
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This Baedeker raid on the North, worthy of the Nazis, is an outrageous act of political spite by southern Tories against cities that send Labour MPs to Westminster.
Rather less well-known but also being commemorated this month is the 71st anniversary of the Baedeker Raid against York.
In today's photograph, passed by the Press and censorship Bureau shows York Guildhall ablaze during a so-called Baedeker raid.
They were called the Baedeker Raids as it was believed the targets were selected from a set of travel guides published by Karl Baedeker (1850-1859), a German national.
Phyllis Ginger's Catherine Place in Bath shows the genteel street in lovely pencil and watercolour, with one house suddenly missing - the result of some of the Baedeker raids - and one of the few works to show the impact of war, though there are dark portents in others.
At the start, a group of teachers and pupils at an Exeter girls' school flee to the safety of an air raid shelter as the city is devastated in the Baedeker raids of 1942.
German escalation in the so-called Baedeker Raids against picturesque cities of no military value only brought a fiercer response with the bombing of Cologne, Bremen, and Hamburg.
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Survivors of the Baedeker raids of World War II, when Hitler sent the Luftwaffe to bomb one of Britain's most beautiful cities, Bath, have revealed the horror of the attack in a new documentary called 'The Forgotten Blitz'.
Presenter and architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff starts the series in Bath, which was one of the cities targeted by Hilter in 1942 as part of his Baedeker Raids.
There are long sections on the Baedeker raids and the retaliatory strikes; on the destruction of Warsaw; on the eradication of Armenian and Greek culture in Turkey and Northern Cyprus; on the miserable events of the 1990s in the former Yugoslavian states; on the wastelands created either side of military barriers; and of course on the major sources of conflict in the Middle East from Ur to Nablus.
Durham Cathedral was one of a number of targets in 1942 in the so-called Baedeker raids launched in retaliation for the bombing by the Allies of the historic German city of Lubeck.
He starts in Bath where Hitler's Baedeker raids (so-called because they targeted the most beautiful cities in the popular tourist guidebook) led to the introduction of a listing system for historic buildings for the first time.