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Why did the blitz happen?

Hitler gave up his attempt to invade britain (op sealion)

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What was the blitz? (date too)

German bombing of britain from sept 1940 to may 1941

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Aims of the Blitz

intended to break morale and industry

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evacuation date

1 sept 1939

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people evacuated in the first 4 days

3 million

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London (east end) bombed for __ out of the first __ nights of bombing

75 out of 76

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notable targets

Hull, Plymouth, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Clyde, Birmingham

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Belfast date and effects

april and may 1941, at least 1000 killed and 150,000 homeless

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From early 1941

attacks on britain became less serious (belfast was last)

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Coventry worst night

14 nov 1940

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coventry bombs and bombers

30,000 bombs by 500 bombers

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coventry deaths

380-554

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blitz homes destroyed

over 2 mil

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V1 year and kills

june 1944, 6000

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V2 caused panic and ___ left london

1.5m

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ARP year and volunteers by sep 1939

1937, over 1.5m

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Home guard men

over a million men (painted roa signs/ remove names of railway stations)

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emergency powers act year

may 1940

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Ministers of Information set up date

5 september 1939

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BBC listeners by end of war

25m

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rationing butter, sugar and bacon year

1940 (70% Of food was imported)

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dig for victory year and stuff

1943, 1.4m allotments

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women in war work by 1943

17m

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as late as 1961 only __% of doctors and __% of lawyers were women

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