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Why were the major cities of Britain bombed by the Germans in 1940-1941?

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AS and A Level International History, 1945-1991

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Q1. Why were the major cities of Britain bombed by the Germans in 1940-1941?

A1.The heavy and frequent bombing carried out across Britain in 1940-1941 was nicknamed by the British press The Blitz or Blitzkrieg. This was the German word for 'lightning war'. The Blitz was an infamous event which caused great devastation across Britain. Why did it happen? Why did they go to war? As you read on I will answer all these questions and show you an insight in to the events which took place in the war. However the major cites of Britain would not have been bombed if Britain was not at war with Germany. If the First World War claimed to be 'the war to end all wars' why did the Second World War start?

The main reason the Second World War started was the effects of World War One promoted a chain reaction which lead to World War Two. The Treaty of Versailles signed at the end of World War One did not draw up fair borders and enabled Germany to be guarded by Europe constantly which frustrated the Germans. Hyperinflation in 1923 gave the opportunity for the US to create

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