As a prelude to the 80th anniversary of the ‘Baedeker Raid’ on York this Friday – the 29th April, Raids Over York has been working with University of York student, Eleanor Richardson, to produce three, short YouTube videos about the raid.
Eleanor has been with the Archives Team at York Explore Libraries & Archive, working through their collection.
Her first video is an overview of the Baedeker Raid – and can be seen below.
Eleanor’s two other videos, which will be posted via the Raids Over York and York Explore’s social media tomorrow and on Friday, examine the experience of A.R.P. Wardens and Officer Shearing in particular during the Raid, and the importance of Rest Centres and rehousing people following the destruction.