Ceremony marks Hull WWII bombing victims

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Published: Tuesday 17th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The Hull victims of the last Luftwaffe attack to cause civilian casualties in the UK are being remembered at a special ceremony.

Some 70 years after 13 people were killed and 22 injured at the Savoy cinema in Hull, today’s ceremony is to mark those who lost their lives.

A lone Heinkel 111 bomber flew along Holderness Road in Hull on March 17 1945, opening fire with machine guns and dropping fragmentation bombs.

Many of those who died had been to see a film and were on the way out of the cinema, which now has a commemorative plaque to remember those who died and mark the historic occasion.

The building itself sustained no serious damage in the attack, because no high explosives were used.

At the time of the attack censorship notices were in place for national security, so it was reported that “a north east coast town” had come under fire.

The Second World war saw 1,200 people killed in Hull, with a further 3,000 injured.

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Published: Tuesday 17th March 2015 by The News Editor

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