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How did Coventry protect itself from the effects of air attacks?

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How did Coventry protect itself from the effects of air attacks? I this essay I am going to write about how Coventry protected itself from the effects of air attacks. People took these measures to protect themselves. The air attacks were directed towards Coventry because the industrial factories started to produce supplies for the British army. These methods that where used to protect Coventry varied in their success. Coventry had lots of groups of barrage balloons placed around strategic areas. The intention of this was to disrupt the bombers eye view of Coventry by making them increase their altitude where their bombing accuracy would be poor. This turned out to be quite successful in preventing the dive-bombers from getting in too low and strafing their targets. ...read more.

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Industrial factories were painted in the colour of the countryside to camouflage themselves from German pilots who were looking to destroy theses factories because they provided the army with vehicles to be used in the war. Coombe pool was drained of its water because it was a major landmark for German pilots to find Coventry. This was because light reflected off the water and shined which gave the pilots a way of directing themselves to Coventry The following methods were used to protect and prevent life loss in Coventry. The government instructed children to be sent off to live in countryside homes where they would be much safer as the German bombers usually attacked big cities because of their contribution to the war. ...read more.

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ARP wardens were people who volunteered to make sure that people obeyed the black out. They also had the job of sounding the siren and helping people get to shelters. As well as that they helped to clear the damage after the end of a bombing. The government also introduced measures to deal with the after effects of the bombing. First aid shelters were introduced. These were small buildings that provided immediate help for people with minor injuries to reduce the burden on the hospitals. These were increasingly used as the hospitals was bombed during the war. The AFS (auxiliary fire service) were volunteers who dealt with fires set off by incendiary fires. Many of the professional firemen were away at war, but even a full fire service would have trouble coping with the amount of damage and destruction caused due to the bombings. ?? ?? ?? ?? Amir Daar ...read more.

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