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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 Battle of Britain and the Blitz took World War Two right to Britain's doorstep. New threats from the air meant that people had to adapt to an almost entirely new lifestyle, intended to enable society to function but still vulnerable to attack from above. As life changed, how did citizens cope with day-to-day transformation caused by the Battle of Britain? Direct effects of the Blitz varied, but an obvious effect on life would be death. ...read more.

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For example parents in London would have to part with a son or daughter, which would not have been easy to do, while families outside major cities would have another mouth to feed on rations. Schools would be overcrowded and there would in many cases be a problem with contrasting lifestyles and homesickness. Neither set of circumstances would have been preferable. Maintaining a working life would also have been difficult in a city seen to be of importance by the Luftwaffe, as well as managing to stay out of the street. ...read more.

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Nightlife would be a thing of the past, as this was the prime time for an attack so most would be either taking cover in shelters or in the Tube if in London. The regular dashes for cover after the air raid sirens had sounded would become a new routine for everyone but the smallest of country villages who would be overlooked. All aspects of life, whether urban or rural, would have been affected in some way by the Blitz, either by the actual bombing and the despair it brought, or by the people sent out of the bombing for protection from that despair. ...read more.

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