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Liverpool in the Second World War.
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Liverpool in the Second World War
In thus essay I will explain the way people organised, modified and managed in the war years of 1939 to 1945. The battle affected all of Merseyside. It was a time of friendship and community spirit but also of sadness and devastation.
The Port of Liverpool played an important role in the Second World War, staying open to provide a very important supply route for the UK's continual survival. It was a clear aim for German bombers. As a result more than 4000 people died, 10,000 homes were smashed and 70,000 people made homeless during air raids which peaked with the May blitz of 1941.
In the late 1930s, war with Germany became more and more likely. Liverpool was such an important port that its people knew that they would be targeted. They arranged to protect against bombs and gas and to evacuate their children. Many dread that in the coming war poison gas would be used against citizens. Britain, similar to Germany and France, used gas as a weapon during the First World War. The Italians used it against Ethiopians in 1936. There were two major types of
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