World: Data on Germany

For its last night raid in explosive June, the R.A.F. again chose Cologne. Afterward, the Germans rated Cologne the hardest hit of all their hard-hit cities. The Nazi accounts said that the famed Cathedral, undamaged in earlier raids, had been destroyed by hits in its central nave and on its twin towers. British accounts, based on reconnaissance photographs, showed "some roof damage" on the north transept. Near the cathedral were two military targets: the main railway station (badly damaged) and the Hohenzollern railway bridge across the Rhine. For its first night raid in July the R.A.F. chose Cologne yet again,...

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