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Describe the effects of the Blitz on every day life in Britain.

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Describe the effects of the Blitz on every day life in Britain The Blitz had significant impacts on every day lives of Britain in many ways, both directly and indirectly. Firstly, the Blitz had caused physical damage in the cities of Britain. The air-raid bombings had caused significant damage and destruction on major cities such as London and Bristol, in an attempt to cause high number of death casualties. By early 1941, approximately 1000 people were killed from the air-raid assaults in Bristol alone. Industrial areas were also bombed, such as Coventry, in an attempt to slow down their production of war machinery. ...read more.

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The high death casualties and destruction of cities lead to a significant fall in morale of the people in Britain, and it was said that by mid November 1940, almost everyone in London claimed to know someone who had been killed or injured in the city. This caused a drop in morale of people, because the casualties made it seem as if they were losing the war, and that it was beneficial for Britain to surrender. This had lead to an increased pressure on the government to surrender the War. The Blitz also caused fear in people's lives, as the British citizens knew that their houses might be hit at any time during the air raids. ...read more.

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The statistics show that almost 830 000 school children were evacuated throughout the War. This had a great impact on people's lives, especially on the children's lives, because they had to be separated from their parents when they were very young. This was very significant, because the lives of the children who were evacuated would be changed permanently. Blackouts were also introduced on September 1939 in order to cloak the cities from the German air raids. This also affected people's lives significantly, as they were unable to go out at nights. The blackouts, along with air raid sirens caused further fear in people's lives, and also caused lack of sleep. The Blitz had affected every day lives of Britain by forcing the government to make changes into people's lives. ...read more.

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