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Coventry is a city in the West Midlands area of England. As of the 2001 Census, it had a population of 303,475, making it the 9th most populous city in England, and the 11th most populous in the UK.

During World War II, Coventry was heavily bombed (including most famously the destruction of the Coventry Cathedral). During World War II, Coventry also became the world's first city to form a twinning relationship with another city, when it was twinned with Stalingrad (today known as "Volgograd") in Russia. After World War II, as a gesture of reconciliation, Coventry was also twinned with Dresden, Germany, which was of course also bombed during the war.

Key Facts about Coventry

Ruins of Coventry Cathedral
Here are some facts about Coventry:
  1. Coventry is a city in the West Midlands region of England.

  2. It is the 12th most populous city in the United Kingdom, and the second largest in the West Midlands region (after Birmingham.

  3. Coventry is home to two universities: Coventry University and the University of Warwick.

  4. The British English idiom of saying "sent to Coventry" refers to ostracising or deliberately ignoring a person. The origin of the phrase dates back to the English Civil War (1642-1651), when Royalist prisoners held in the city were so despised by residents of the city, that nobody spoke to them.

  5. In the 18th and 19th century, Coventry was a center of watch and clock manufacturing.

  6. in the 20th century, the city became a center of automobile, motorbike, aircraft, and machine tool manufacturing. Since the 1970s however, the British motor industry has been in gradual decline, and Coventry suffered as a result.

  7. During World War II, Coventry suffered severe bomb damage inflicted by the German Luftwaffe.

  8. In the 1980s, partly as a result of high unemployment, and economic difficulties, Coventry suffered high crime rates. However, the growth of new industries has revitalized the city, and crime rates have now significantly fallen.

  9. In the post war period, Coventry has attracted a large number of Asian and Caribbean immigrants. One of Britain's first mosques was opened in Eagle Street Coventry in 1960.

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Coventry (UK) Trip Journal: Lined Travel Journal/Diary/Notebook With Coventry (UK) Map Cover Art

By Ralph Prince

Independently published
Paperback (100 pages)

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Coventry DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Coventry, England (European City Notebooks in Lists)

By Younghusband European City Notebooks

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (144 pages)

Coventry DIY City Guide and Travel Journal: UK City Notebook for Coventry, England (European City Notebooks in Lists)
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This UK City Notebook is designed to inspire listmakers, curators and travelers to create their own city guide and city biography in list form and to journal the dickens out of their time in the city. This city notebooks is a do it (all) yourself notebook crafted for independent travelers and thinkers!

Coventry is a brilliant city! Which begs the question, why not create your own city guide and keep a travel journal to help make your time there unforgettable, fun, and organized, eh?

You hold in your hands a journal and city guide re-invented for listmakers, curators, travelers, urban explorers and city locals alike! This notebook can help you keep all your important information about Coventry organized and ready for when you need it and where you need it.

Use the pages of this notebook to document your adventures, experiences, thoughts, and memories. Have fun making lists of all the highlights and lowlights Coventry has to offer. This is the perfect place to journal your time with boots on the ground in Coventry! This is the perfect place to write down and organize everything you find fascinating about the city — which is why it's your diy city guide.

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Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper (Greenhill Sniper Library)

By Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Greenhill Books
Released: 2018-02-28
Kindle Edition (272 pages)

Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin s Sniper (Greenhill Sniper Library)
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The wartime memoir of Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a remarkable document: the publication of an English language edition is a significant coup. Pavlichenko was World War II's best scoring sniper and had a varied wartime career that included trips to England and America.

In June 1941, when Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, she left her university studies, ignored the offer of a position as a nurse, to become one of Soviet Russia's 2000 female snipers.

Less than a year later she had 309 recorded kills, including 29 enemy sniper kills. She was withdrawn from active duty after being injured. She was also regarded as a key heroic figure for the war effort.

She spoke at rallies in Canada and the US and the folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote a song, 'Killed By A Gun' about her exploits. Her US trip included a tour of the White House with FDR. In November 1942 she visited Coventry and accepted donations of £4,516 from Coventry workers to pay for three X-ray units for the Red Army. She also visited a Birmingham factory as part of her fundraising tour.

She never returned to combat but trained other snipers. After the war, she finished her education at Kiev University and began a career as a historian. She died on October 10, 1974 at age 58, and was buried in Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery.


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