Records of WW2 civilian war dead published onlinetags: World War II, digital history, civilian deaths
The documents have been digitised by the Ancestry, the family history company, and placed on its website.
Most of those on the list are those in the new database are those killed in air raids, which claimed around 40,000 civilian lives.
Nearly half of those (17,500) were Londoners, but several other cities were also badly hit, with Liverpool next worst off in terms of civilian deaths (2,677) followed by Birmingham, Bristol, Hull, Plymouth, Coventry, Portsmouth, Belfast and Glasgow....
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