German incendiary bomb, type B1.3E, 1938 (c)
Incendiary bombs were designed to start fires. They were usually dropped in tandem with high-explosive bombs. During the London Blitz (7 September 1940-May 1941) thousands of incendiary devices caused widespread damage to the docks and industrial centres of the capital. The fires they caused also destroyed thousands of houses.
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