How Bad Was The Blitz For London?


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There is, as part of the Imperial War Museum in London, a special section designed as an underground station where people sheltered during the Blitz of the Second World War. It is complete with sound effects and vibrating walls; giving people a taste of what life was like then.

The blitz over London city started in July 1940. The German tactics of massive bombardment was primarily focused on the area in and around London from September onwards. In trying to defend the city the Royal Air Force lost over 792 planes. On the first raid alone 430 people died followed by 412 the next day. Injured casualties started to mount as well with 1600 being reported on the first day alone. Sixty percent of housing in London (2 million homes) lay in dust and rubble and at the end of it all 60,000 were dead.

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