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How did blitz affect everyday life?

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How did the Blitz affect everyday life in Britain? The Blitz was used to destroy or disrupt everyday lives in Britain. It was inconvenience to most people because the British government had enforced many rules. The Blitz had an effect on all major cities in Britain, in London over 20,000 people were killed during the Blitz, and by 1941 thousands had been killed in the bombings. Over 1 million houses were destroyed or badly damaged and over 1 million people were made homeless. Sometimes the bomb damaged the electricity, gas and water supplies which meant that people have to live without them. ...read more.


Everything was dark and cars couldn't see where they were going because they were painted black, some say that more people died from traffic accidents than from the Blitz. All civilians were forced to have their air mask with them all times. Shelters were made to keep people safe from the Blitz. People who have gardens built the Anderson Shelter. Anderson shelters were made out of corrugated iron, a hole was dug in the garden and then the shelter was placed in the hole. Even though the shelters were strong, the still cannot protect people from direct attacks. ...read more.


Since there wasn't enough food, a rationing system was introduced; the rationing system was equal which meant that the rich and the poor all got the same amount of food. Also the rationing system improved people's health. In big cities, transportation became a problem because of the bombs, which meant that people could not get to work. Since men out in war, women took over their jobs. Many civilians who were either too old or too young to join the war joined one of the many voluntary services. The Air Raid Precautions Wardens were important figures in the community, they assist people to air-raid shelters during bombings, helped homeless people, impose the black out rule and they help organise local fire fighting groups. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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