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Aerial bombing, 1915- 1942 By the end of this lesson you will know why the British authorities were so worried about bombing in 1939.

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1 Aerial bombing, By the end of this lesson you will know why the British authorities were so worried about bombing in 1939.

2 WWI- L.V.G. C.II two-seater biplane. Max Speed:81 mph [130 km/h] Ceiling:16,405 ft [5,000 m] Endurance:4 hours Crew:2 Armament:1-2 machine guns/ approx 30 lbs of bombs

3 1930s- Junkers Ju87 Stuka Max speed- 195 mph Ceiling- not known Range- 199 miles Armaments- 2 machine guns 4,500 lbs of bombs

4 Late 1930s- The B-17 Flying Fortress Maximum speed: 300 mph (480 km/h) Range: 3,400 miles (5,500 km) Service ceiling: 35,600 ft (10,900 m) Armament: 13 machine guns 8,000 lb (3,600 kg) of bombs

5 Guernica- Facts The town of Guernica is situated 30 kilometers east of Bilbao, in Spain. On 26th April 1937, Guernica was bombed by the German Condor Legion. As it was a market day the town was crowded. The town was first struck by explosive bombs and then by incendiaries. As people fled from their homes they were machine-gunned by fighter planes. The three hour raid completely destroyed the town. It is estimated that 1,685 people were killed and 900 injured in the attack out of a population of What effect did the development of bombers and the casualties at Guernica have on the British Government?

6 Pablo Picasso, Guernica, 1937.


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