There is remembrance service today at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the Blitz. The date of 7 September has been chosen as it is exactly 70 years to the day since Hitler's war offensive switched to non-military targets. The casualty figures, even to read them now, are truly astonishing and horrifying, with not just London but also cities such as Belfast (900 killed in one night), Coventry (400 killed on the first night of bombing) and Merseyside (4000 in total killed) suffering greatly from the Luftwaffe's onslaught.
All the destruction and mayhem didn't achieve Hitler's main objective though, which was to "soften up" the British population and to destroy morale before the planned invasion".
The BBC today has a set of Blitz photos here.