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Describe the effects of the Blitz on everyday life in Britain?

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Jagdeep Bhullar 11G2 Describe the effects of the Blitz on everyday life in Britain? (15 marks) The three main points, which describe the effects of the Blitz on everyday life in Britain, are the following. Devastation of cities and industries in Britain. The second point was people dealing with the Blitz. In which ways did they try to survive and cope?. The last important point was the control of what information went in the newspapers, media, censorship and propaganda. The bombing s had big effects on the cities and industries. ...read more.

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A raid of 125 bombers and 299 people died hit Cardiff. The second important point was how people were dealing with the Blitz. In what ways did they help each other? People around at the time of the Blitz built shelters (Anderson Shelters). If they didn't have gardens to build the shelters they could go to the under ground station were you could be given food, blankets and beds. People tried to come together to sing in churches and cinemas. They wanted to show the Germans that they were still happy. The Blitz during of 1940's it was very difficult, as the bombing had destroyed homes, lives and families. ...read more.

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Censorship was the most obvious way of controlling the news. The ministry of information was the government department responsible for informing people about the events in the war as well as keeping up the morale. Any photographs that were likely to undermine public morale were withheld. A photograph taken of a school playground in Catford was withheld because it showed dead children, as were photographs of angry people. The most famous example was the picture of St Paul's Cathedral surrounded by flames. The report described the effects of one of dangerous raids of the war. 4000 people were killed in a raid that lasted for ten hours. ...read more.

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