The Sheffield Blitz

The most dramatic and shocking photos of the Sheffield Blitz

Seventy eight years ago today Sheffield suffered one of its darkest days as the German Luftwaffe blitzed the city with a barrage of bombs, causing huge destruction and killing hundreds of people.

These dramatic images are a powerful record of that awful night in December 1940.

This building in the city centre was one of many engulfed in fire

1. George Street in flames

This building in the city centre was one of many engulfed in fire
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Sheffield city centre's main street suffered huge damage

2. High Street

Sheffield city centre's main street suffered huge damage
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More than 10,000 incendiary bombs were dropped on the city

3. Building ablaze

More than 10,000 incendiary bombs were dropped on the city
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The area around Haymarket and Fitzalan Square suffered some of the worst damage

4. Devastation in Haymarket

The area around Haymarket and Fitzalan Square suffered some of the worst damage
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