70 bodies were pulled from the rubble of the Marples Hotel in Fitzalan Square
70 bodies were pulled from the rubble of the Marples Hotel in Fitzalan Square

81 years on, harrowing pictures reveal devastation caused during the Sheffield Blitz

81 years ago on Thursday, December 12, 1940, Sheffield faced the darkest of times as German bombers relentlessly targeted the city.

Wednesday, 8th December 2021, 11:36 am

The Luftwaffe’s two day attacks, with the second coming on December 15, took the lives of more than 660 people, 1,500 were left injured and 40,000 were made homeless. Sheffield was left scarred, broken and in pieces. Here are a selection of photos from those times.

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