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Why did the RAF bomb cities?

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A poster produced by the Ministry of Information commenting on RAF and American bombing raids, May 1944

Catalogue ref: INF 2/47

R.A.F. smash German supplies bound for the Russian front

Stettin TO THE RUSSIAN FRONT

Eight times British bombers have flown 13,000 miles to bomb Stettin, the chief Baltic supply port for the German armies in Russia

Stettin was last attacked by the R.A.F. in January 1944. On this and the previous occasion a great force of raiders dropped well over 500 tons of bombs

HEAVY AIR ATTACKS: A COMPARISON

450 TONS
Luftwaffe's heaviest attack at the height of the London 'blitz'

500 TONS
R.A.F. heaviest raids on Stettin