Coventry Blitz

In Window 3 near the bottom (above the lamb) is an area of tiny glass fragments indicated to have come from Coventry Cathedral. The small size is attributed to the fact that high explosives and incendiary bombs were used causing most glass to melt, and the remainder to be pulverized.


“Operation Moonlight Sonata” the bombing of Coventry Nov. 14, 1940, early in the war, was intended to completely demoralize the population.

During my first few months in England the appalling destruction of homes and churches alike, along with the courage and determination of the British people to win through, seemed to make it desirable to link their sacrifice with ours in our memorial.” — Rev. Harold F. Appleyard

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