A semi-detached house is levelled by bombing in 1941 with just its guttering surviving.

The Second World War bombing raids which brought death and terror to Leeds

They proved to be some of the darkest hours in the city’s history.

Monday, 11th May 2020, 8:21 am

There were nine bombing raids on Leeds during the Second World War resulting in 77 fatalities. The night of Friday, March 14, 1941, proved to be the most devastating bombing raid by the German Luftwaffe. These photos tell the story of how bombing raids brought Leeds to its knees and how your city bounced back. READ MORE: Leeds residents urged to play their part in 75th anniversary of VE Day from home LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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