Saturday, November 14, 2015
Death by moonlight: 75 years on from the devastating Luftwaffe blitz of Coventry
This piece of mine appears in today's Daily Express.
IT WAS the bombing raid that led to the coining of a new verb “Koventrieren”, or in English, to Coventrate.
“The word embodied the idea of the physical and psychological destruction of an entire city,” explains historian Angus Calder.
The Luftwaffe’s attack on Coventry, which took place exactly 75 years ago today, marked a new departure in the Blitz.
You can read the whole piece here.