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Allied bombing over Hamburg, Germany leaves 30,000 dead 70 years ago today (1943)


Video: 'The World At War: Whirlwind Bombing Germany 3/5' (Hamburg raids, July 27-28, 1943, at 9:30)

(Wednesday, July 28, 1943; during the Operation Gomorrha, part of the European Theater of World War II) — In the greatest single-day loss of life in wartime up to then, more than 30,000 residents of the German port city of Hamburg were killed last night and today when British bombers carried out Operation Gomorrha. Continue reading Allied bombing over Hamburg, Germany leaves 30,000 dead 70 years ago today (1943)