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Offline Paul_1966

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Why Hitler told the Luftwaffe to spare Blackpool
« on: February 26, 2009, 08:39:54 PM »
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Blackpool escaped being blitzed during the Second World War because Hitler wanted to use the resort as his personal playground.

The Fuhrer planned to watch his triumphant troops goosestepping down the seafront's Golden Mile before unfurling the swastika flag on top of Blackpool Tower.

The plan to spare Blackpool made little military sense.

Hundreds of the RAF's Wellington bombers were built in the town and thousands of troops went on leave there.

But it escaped almost unscathed from the Luftwaffe's bombing blitz.

The reason has now been explained in documents recovered from an old German military base.

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Re: Why Hitler told the Luftwaffe to spare Blackpool
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 09:11:31 PM »
I think I was born 18 months before the war started and I lived 55 miles from Blackpool in Liverpool. He sure kept me awake a night with his bombing. I think 4000 got killed.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2009, 09:20:53 PM by Jim »