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Describe the effects of the Blitz on everyday life in Britain

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Describe the effects of the Blitz on everyday life in Britain The blitz had an unambiguous effect on the everyday life of the British public. The most obvious effects of the bombings were the physical effects. In the first night alone 430 members of the British public were killed and a further 1600 severely injured. In that one night the Germans caused over 1000 fires, and bombed two major power stations, and many factories in London. A total of 30,000 people died as a result of the blitz, and a further 1.4 million people were made homeless. On an average there was 250 tonnes of bombs dropped per air raid. ...read more.

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On an average 150,00 people a night took shelter in the stations. Morrison shelters were put up in houses, usually underneath dining tables, that people slept in. Also as a precaution everyone in Britain was given a gas mask with an instruction booklet to aid them in using the masks. Around 4% of London's population took shelter in the Underground tube stations, to be safe from bombings. As a result of the Blitz family life was significantly affected, one of the main effects on family life is that families were split up. Children were evacuated to the countryside, although many parents missed there children terribly, they took comfort knowing that they were safe from German bombing. ...read more.

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This is shown when Anne Valery said "...Friendship and loyalty was so absolute that not only survived the worst the enemy could throw at them, but emerged with a faith..." The whole nation trusted the government and wanted to do there bit in helping the war effort. As a community everyone looked out for each other, and in this tragic time, everyone looked forward to their Friday nights, where they would go out and enjoy themselves. In conclusion, the Blitz affected almost everyone in the country, although many had a downbeat effect, there were others that brought the country together into almost one big family. It brought out the best in people, as they worked together and many put there difference beside and formed great friendships. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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