Bombing During World War II

According to the United States Strategic Bombing Survey, the Allies dropped 2.7 million tons of bombs on continental Europe. Half this total went to Germany, 21.8% to France, and 13.7% to Italy, the remaining 14.2% being partitioned between Austria, Hungary, the Balkans, Belgium, Scandinavia, and the Low Countries. The Royal Air Force did 45.8% of the Allies’ bombing, the United States Air Forces 54.2%.

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Animated map shows Sydney’s 250-year evolution in 30 seconds

It’s been less than 250 years since the First Fleet of 1,485 settlers first arrived in New South Wales in 1788. In that relatively short time, Sydney has developed into one of the world’s largest, with a population of over 5 million. To get a better understanding of how Sydney became the modern metropolis it is today, Budget Direct analyzed dozens of maps of Sydney from the National Library of Australia and other sources from the years 1770-2020.

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