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31st October

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Canterbury - largest attack since the Battle of Britain

On this day during the Second World War in 1942. The Germans launched the biggest raid since the Battle of Britain. The target was Canterbury.

The German Luftwaffe switched targets from London, switched tactics to coastal town hit and run raids andc switched to a campaign of targetting English targets which where to become known as the “Baedeker raids”. The saying goings targets where selected from the “Baedeker guidebook” 3 stars and above.

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