Asphalt streets burst into flame, and fuel oil from damaged and destroyed ships, barges and storage tanks spilled into the water of the canals and the harbour, causing them to ignite as well.
It was at the time the heaviest assault in the history of aerial warfare and was later called the Hiroshima of Germany by British officials.Until the focus of RAF Bomber Command switched to Hamburg it had been on the Ruhr industrial region which had been the target of a five-month-long campaign.Approximately 3,000 aircraft were deployed, 9,000 tons of bombs were dropped and over 250,000 homes and houses were destroyed.No subsequent city raid shook Germany as did that on Hamburg; documents show that German officials were thoroughly alarmed and there is some indication from later Allied interrogations of Nazi officials that Hitler stated that further raids of similar weight would force Germany out of the war.Des Weiteren sind örtlich Birken-, Ulmen-, Hainbuchen- und Brennnesselpollen in der Luft.
The Allied bombing of Hamburg during World War II included numerous strategic bombing missions and diversion/nuisance raids.
On 24 July, at approximately , the first bombing started by the RAF and lasted almost an hour.
The confusion caused to German radar kept losses of aircraft low.
Heute bestimmen in der Mitte Schauer und lokale Gewitter das Wetter. Wetterfühlige neigen zu Kopfweh und Migräneattacken. Blutdruckstörungen und Schwindelgefühle machen ebenfalls zu schaffen. Einige Menschen neigen zu leichter Reizbarkeit und schlechter Laune.
Dabei werden im Tagesverlauf bis 21 Grad erreicht, nachts kühlt es dann auf 10 Grad ab. Müdigkeitserscheinungen im Alltag sind keine Seltenheit. Am Samstag bestimmen im Westen Schauer und lokale Gewitter das Wetter.
A large number of those killed died seeking safety in bomb shelters and cellars, the firestorm consuming the oxygen in the burning city above.