Your handy guide to aerial bombing. This illustration appeared in a british wartime publication around the time of the Baedecker Blitz

A combination of high explosive and incendiary was the norm for the bombs, the former blasting open buildings, the latter then setting them ablaze.
The two civilians appear to have been included for scale without any sense of irony.
To read more about the Baedecker Blitz raids, read the August issue of Military Times

Aerial Bomb Guide - Baedecker Blitz

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  1. William S. Wood (Bill)
    February 5, 2014 @ 3:59 pm

    As an attorney, I was asked to remove two “large bullets” brought back after WWII. The two were somewhat egg shaped with four fins and oriental writing engraved in them. Their weight was approximately five pounds and Olive drab in color. They were turned over to the Palm Beach County, Florida bomb squad, who were unable to identify them, except to say the were “good to go.” Since then, we received a call from a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, who said he was asked to identify them, and was unable to identify them. Do you know of anything used by the Japanese or Chinese in World War II, that might meet the description given.
    Bill Wood


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