Lund


On November 18, 1943, a British bomber dropped a mine bomb and a hundred incendiary bombs over Lund. The plane had probably got out of course on its way back to England after taking part in a bombing raid on Berlin. Believing that they were still over German territory, the remaining bombs were dropped on Lund. Although no people were killed, the material damage was extensive. The Hansson brothers’ trading garden was worst hit in northern Lund, where about 20 greenhouses and plants of great value were destroyed. Including the chicken where about 150 were killed.

Current status: Demolished (2021).

Address: Kävlingevägen 53-55, 226 53 Lund.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

After the war, the brothers received a financial compensation from the British government for the destruction. New greenhouses could be built and probably the two villas on Koppeltie 53 and 55 were built with the help of this replacement. To my knowledge, the market garden and the greenhouses are no longer there.

Follow up in books: Gilmour, John: Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin - The Swedish Experience in the Second World War (2011).