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BLITZ-Sats Work There were mixed feelings and emotions between the people during the war but everyone seemed to stay strong and act as if nothing was going on. Even though their own town was being blown apart and a lot of people were dying, they tried to keep their heads high. Of course there were a lot of people who were upset and destressed as well but the general spirit was happier. For example, one town was bombed pretty badly but the next morning the milk man got up as normal and delivered the milk around the town, walking over rubble as he walked. The children made fun of the war, for example, they played in the blown up rubble and the closed down factories and other buildings. There was no way of avoiding the war so people just began to adapt to it. As hard as it may seem, a lot of people had to do this because it was such a devastating time. The bombs were dropped in many different cities in Britain, such as, London, Hull, Birmingham, Plymouth, Coventry, Bristol, Southampton, Glasgow and Portsmouth. ...read more.

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town before everyone had a chance to get to their bomb shelters, some houses were half blown down; others just had their windows and doors blown in but it was still terrible, and after the blast everyone still got straight back up again and went out to their bomb shelters in case they hit again. The next morning it was discovered that one woman had been hit and killed by the blast, and her daughter was left on her own because her father was out at war so she was extremely upset. During the war a lot of the children were evacuated because their parents didn't want them to get injured or killed, plus both their parents had to work anyway. The men went out to fight and the women either prepared the equipment for the men, took over the mens old jobs and towards the end of the war, the women fought in the war as well. Also the children are to young to fight in the war even though they probably thought they could and they can't exactly fly a plane and the parents can't leave the child at home on it's own because he or she wouldn't know how to look after themselves properly. ...read more.

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For example everyone was bombed; some more than others but everyone was bombed; but the poor people who lived on the streets didn't have as much protection because they didn't have a bomb shelter in their back garden. They didn't even have a garden. Also people had different experiences because lots of people lost friends and family, but others who were very lucky didn't loose anyone. The men had very different experiences to the women, especially towards the beginning of the war. The men had to go out and fight for their country but the women stayed at home to do work; but towards the end of the war, women fought as well. It was scary for everyone, not knowing whether they were going to live or die and not knowing if they will ever see the rest of their family ever again. Some people did suffer more than others; for example some people were hurt, injured and even killed. There were some people who couldn't get the treatment they needed and a lot of friends and families were lost for a lot of people and they were left to live on their own. I think everyone suffered in some way during the war, but some more than others. ...read more.

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