Sunday, November 25, 2007

Obscure Historical Reference of the Day

In a clever bit of forethought, Herr Hitler and Herr Goering decide to bomb the north-west of England which provides the writers of Coronation Street with an opportunity for some plot advancement and comic relief.


Anonymous said...

I loved Jack Duckworth

"Flaming Luftwaffe!"

But I'm confused - isn't Manchester in the northwest of England? Or do I have that reversed in my mind?

Michigander Fan

papasmurf said...

No you're right. I'll fix that.

Jacqueline said...

Although Hilter was setting up more for the hit German program:

'Deutschestraße Über Alles'

Anonymous said...


You're just trying to put my Tyrone further away from me!!!!

Cuz the big, fat ocean isn't far enough...(sobs quietly)...


Anonymous said...

So really...did the Germans bomb Manchester or what?


papasmurf said...

The Luftwafe did indeed bomb Manchester during the war.

"Between July 1940 and June 1941 Manchester was subject to series of sustained and heavy Luftwaffe bombing raids. Key targets during this time were the city centre and vital war production areas such as the industrial park at Trafford"

From 24 Hour Museum