The Home Front - World War II in Leeds (22 photos)
Leeds emerged from the Second World War remarkably unscathed compared to the rest of the country, possibly due to the comparatively low industrial output of the city. However the city experienced heavy bombing during the nights of the 14th and 15th of March 1941, largely concentrated on the City Centre and the Western/Southern parts of Leeds, notable targets include Leeds Town Hall; which still carries some shrapnel damage today, the City Museum; then on Park Row, the Train Station and the Quarry Hill flats. 100 homes were destroyed with a further 4,500 damaged and 65 people lost their lives. We invite you to add your memories to this collection below each photograph.