This was the Luftwaffe's trail of terror across the Brighton and Hove. Every red dot was a bomb and every bomb a heart-stopping moment of fear, injury or death.

The first Nazi bomb to fall on Brighton wrecked homes in Whitehawk Road. Before the war ended 227 civilians were killed and 510 seriously injured.

The chilling wail of the sirens sounded well over 1,000 times sending people scurrying to the shelters. The German bombers destroyed or damaged more than 20,000 homes and 476 high explosive bombs fell on Brighton, Hove, Rottingdean, Saltdean and Shoreham.

Many were dropped by crews jettisoning their bombs before returning to their bases across the Channel. They fell indiscriminately bringing death and destruction to the town where a German Prince Regent built his palace.

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Information about some of th e bomb sites appears when clicking on the red markers.

If you have information, a memory or pictures of a specific bombing in Brighton and Hove, and would like it added to the map, email it with your details to

View Brighton and Hove bomb locations in a larger map

View Brighton and Hove bomb locations in a larger map

Read about people's experiences and memories of the Second World War on Brighton in The Argus's dedicated web page.