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The Bombing of The Obelisk in WW2

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So last week I was told by someone local that during the Second World War a German bomber, on route home from a sortie on Coventry, had dropped a bomb and narrowly missed the Obelisk leaving a large crater. It was thought that the Obelisk was a communication tower. Or perhaps the pilot had a spare bomb and was trying some target practice.  Whatever the reason I’ve looked up there and it’s hard to determine if there is an actual crater or the undulating land around the landmark is natural. Also at this time of year there is so much glass that’s it’s nearly impossible to make out if there’s any kind of crater.  We would love to know a little more on this – has anyone heard of this story or can they provide any further info.

 

 

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