Postcards from Coventry

Screen Shot 2015-04-21 at 08.38.12Dalrymple explains (from 8:17) that until the bombing in the Second World War, and the depredations after the war of the socialist planners (who regarded the bombing not as a tragedy but a ‘heaven-sent opportunity’), Coventry was one of the finest mediæval towns in Europe.

Dalrymple is, he says, ‘reduced almost to tears’ by the destruction wrought both by the Luftwaffe and the post-war desecrators.

Much of Coventry could have been restored, and the very little that was restored is of outstanding beauty (though actually it was all everyday architecture at one time).

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