What were lying in wait for the residents of Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Great Coates in the morning of 14th June 1943?

Author: Unknown
Date: An October 2018 scan of an original WWII-era magic lantern slide.

They were in the streets, on the pavements and on railway lines. They hung from trees and from telephone lines and hid in hedges. They were on rooves and in loft spaces and were caught in gutters. Others were lurking in long grass and in crops.

These were the 'butterfly bombs' (or Sprengbombe Dickwandig 2 kg or SD-2s) anti-personnel bomblets dropped by the Luftwaffe in the 'famous' Grimsby raid.

There's more information about these wicked devices on this site.

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