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A view from the rear of the Cathdral.
On the night of 14 November 1940, the city of Coventry was devastated by bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe. The original Cathedral burned with the city, having been hit by several incendiary devices.
The decision to rebuild the cathedral was taken the morning aft...

Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, England

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A view from the rear of the Cathdral.
On the night of 14 November 1940, the city of Coventry was devastated by bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe. The original Cathedral burned with the city, having been hit by several incendiary devices.
The decision to rebuild the cathedral was taken the morning after its destruction.
The competition to design the new cathedral was won by Basil Spence, and HM The Queen laid the foundation stone on 23 March 1956.
The new cathedral was consecrated on 25 May 1962, in the presence of HM The Queen.

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29th Apr 2005 by Abdallah Abdullah

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Art and Design, Citizenship, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Religious Education

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Coventry Cathedral, Coventry, Blitz, bombing, fire, reconcilation, Dresden, 1940

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