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The Blitz

What was the Blitz?

The Blitz was a heavy and constant bombing

raid. That happened for 11 weeks except one



What does Bitz mean?

'Blitz' means 'Lightning'. The longer version of 

Blitz is 'Blizkrieg' which means 'Lightning war'.


When did the Blitz start?

At 4:56pm on 7th September 1940. More than

400 people were killed and 1,600 people badly

injured on the first night of bombing.


When did air raids take place? 

Most of the time citys were raided by air at night

(4:00pm +).



What cities were bombed?

Swansea, Cardiff, Bristol,  South Hampton, Plymouth,

Birmingham, Coventry and Liverpool.

One terrible raid on Coventry in November 1940 was

the worlds biggest air-raid ever seen. 4,330 homes

were destroyed and 544 people were killed. Also at

one point during the night 200 seperate fires burned.


How did people protect their selves?

They used this shelter called an Anderson Shelters.

People made these in their gardens so they were

easily accessible. They were made from corrugated

iron and were very strong. All you have to do is dig a

hole and place the shelter on top,cover it with soil and

then your'e done.   


When did it end?

The blitz ended in mid-May 1941, when most of the

army headed East to invade Russia.









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