World War I
FATAL RAIDS IN DOVER
The legend beneath the map reads, "The above map
presents the places where 184 bombs from enemy aeroplanes were
dropped on Dover, and where 23 shells fired by enemy vessels
struck the Town. The aeroplane raids extended from December 24th
1914 to July 18th 1918. The first bomb on England was dropped
near St James's Church; and the last on Swingate Downs on May
25th 1918, but this was outside the above area."
A black dot represents a bomb, a black asterisk a shell.
This map is reproduced with the
courtesy of the Dover Express. It dates from February 1919. The
editable image was created by Joyce Banks, and the fatality and location information has been added
by Maggie S-K.