Moorfoot, Sheffield, 12 December 2010

On the 12th December 1940, Sheffield was bombed. People, not industry were the target of the bombing.  Over 600 lives were lost.  Thousands of buildings were destroyed.    Incendiary devices were used to illuminate targets.  The Moor in Sheffield was one of the areas most devastated.  1,500 people were injured and over 40,000 people were made homeless.  This unsettling photograph of Moorfoot was taken on the morning of the 70th anniversary of the blitz.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them”                    The Ode, Laurence Binyon


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