Bombings of Malmö and Lund

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Memorial plaque in Slottsparken in Malmö.

The bombings of Malmö and Lund were two violations of Sweden's neutrality during World War II in which bombs were dropped from British aircraft on Swedish soil.

Bombing of Malmö[edit]

On October 3, 1940 early in the morning, three bombs were dropped over Malmö, in neutral Sweden by an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley bomber of the Royal Air Force. The explosions caused relatively minor damage to nearby buildings. Britain claimed initially not to be involved with the bombing, but convincing evidence led to a recognition of the incident.[citation needed] The bombing raid was said to have been intended against Stettin in Germany (now Szczecin in Poland).

Bombing of Lund 1943[edit]

On November 18, 1943 British aircraft dropped some fifty bombs over Lund. Two of them hit the Sydkraft electrical transformer station, and in the outskirts of the city a bomb explosion opened a large crater. Thousands of windows were shattered and several greenhouses were destroyed, but no people were injured.