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How did the Second World War affected life in wartime? World war two began in 1939 as a European conflict between Germany and Anglo-French-Polish coalition but eventually widened to include most of the nations of the World. World war T85wo ended in 1945, leaving a new world order of the superpowers, which are United States and the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics (USSR). World War Two was known as the most devastating war in the human history. There were two in the war. each other, the first side were the allies. They were Britain France USSR and USA joined the war in 1941 because of the isolationist policy in the First World War also because of the attack on pearl Harbour. In my essay I will focus on how the Second World War affected life in wartime Britain. I will study the four main areas the Blitz, Evacuation, the home front for the changing role of women. A1/ (i) The picture in source A1 shows a number of houses bombed in Stepney on 9th September 1940. ...read more.

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The Governments wanted to give courage and hope of victory to the people of London. 3. The evidence of source A4 that the bombing of London became heavier. The first evidence is the source was written by a first-hand account of the Blitz who was there at the time of the War. This source is absolutely reliable; it also describes the scenes what was happening at the time. The account describes 'The scene resembles a massacre with bodies, limbs, blood and flesh mingled with little hats, coats and shoes' this perfectly gives us a bit clue watt it was like and how devastating it was also a lot of suffering. Another account that the bombing had been heavier from the ARP services are described as 'magnificent by nine o'clock all the casualties were out.' This shows that they were very well prepared for a disaster like this, probably because they were used to it now. 4. Source A5 (i) (ii) (iii) show how people were unprepared for the Blitz in a great number of ways. For example 60% of people sheltered in their homes which was not always sheltered from the enemy action nor safe. ...read more.

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Source A (ii) tells there were also people sheltering underground although it was warm safe it was hard for people to get a good sleep be cause of the bombings they also suffered from this problem, each time there was an air raid they had to shelter themselves as quickly as possible. Source A3 tells us London suffered so much that the King and the queen had to come visit the people underground to keep the moral of people because they were scared what would happened to them. Source A5 tells us a first hand account which means at the time of action this person describes us a bit about what had happened to innocent people and a lot of them dead with no hope. The person says 'The bomb had burst in the middle of the shelterers, mostly women and small children'. Also 'The scene resembled a massacre with bodies' limbs blood and fleshed mingled with little hats coats and shoes'. And 'The people were literally blown to pieces. This gives us an idea how much of the people suffered really badly and gives us an account what the pain was like for them. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mahmudul Hassan ...read more.

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