During World War II, Cardiff Docks was one of the biggest coal ports in the world. The city thus proved a tempting target for the German Luftwaffe during its bombing of Britain. Beginning in 1940 and continuing until 1943, the Germans repeatedly bombed Cardiff in what is remembered as the Cardiff Blitz. The worst night of bombing, however, occurred on 2 January 1941. That fateful night saw 165 people killed while 427 more were injured. About 350 homes were destroyed or had to be demolished. One of the most iconic buildings to suffer damage on that night was Llandaff Cathedral,...

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