Monday, December 3, 2012

Crannog and London Blitz

Short on time today so just a quick post on a few items.  There was a recent announcement of a huge find in County Fermanagh in the UK. Apparently while doing highway construction, workers stumbled upon a crannog in Northern Ireland, the first found in the last 50 years.  30 houses have been uncovered and the area appears to have been inhabited from the 6th century to the 17th century and may be older.  So far they’ve only found domestic items, including bone handled knives, but I’ve put in a request to them to find out if anything of a more military nature may have been found.  The area has been used for 11 centuries so one would hope.  Story is found here.

I also stumbled upon a recently opened site mapping in detail the bombs that hit London during the London Blitz with information covering the bomb census of October 7, 1940 to June 6, 1941.  I realized the bombing was pretty intense but to see it mapped out this way is quite eye-opening and a bit frightening.  The map can be found here.

London Blitz, September 7, 1940 
(First of 57 consecutive days that London was bombed)

 Blitz Fire, unknown date

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