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The Blitz In Britain 1) What can you learn from source A about the response of the British people to the effects of the Blitz? 'Blitz' stands for heavy bombing attacks from the air. The word is a shortened form of the German 'Blitzkrieg', which means lightning war. Blitz describes the German air raids on Britain in 1940. Source A suggests the Bravery of the British people; it talks about the people being heroes. Looking at the first sentence, it describes the Bravery that the British people showed during the Blitz and says 'that they didn't have to be in uniform to be heroes.' This source is a propaganda showing the determination of the British people. In my point of view this is how they managed to stay positive and confident during the worst of times. 2) How useful are sources B and C in helping you understand the effects of the Blitz on people in Britain? The two sources can be used to represent the effects of the Blitz on the people in Britain. Source B shows us the reality of the Blitz that many people in Britain were not able to see because it was a censored photograph. ...read more.


4) Use source E, F and G, and your own knowledge, to explain why the government was concerned about the morale (spirit and attitude) of the British people in the autumn of 1940. Source E is a secret report from the ministry of information, describing the reaction of the people when the air raid siren goes on. According to the description, which is by the Ministry of Information to the government, it states that people run "madly for shelters" and that mothers and children are often requesting to be removed form the district. It also states that they discovered that the taxi drivers have been taking a large number of people to Euston and Paddington, which were railway lines. This shows that the people decided to go to railway shelters instead of resorting to the ones the government provided them. I believe that this shows a drop in moral. This was obviously caused by the Luftwaffe during the course of the blitz. This could be one of the reasons why the government feared the moral of the county was due to these incidents, which display fear among the people that may lead to a very low moral. ...read more.


palace because that incident brought the people together and made know that their leaders are suffering with them and that they are not the only ones. I believe that the statement " The impression the British faced the blitz with courage and unity is a myth." is also partially correct, this is because the photos that were published were of the minority example is source C. I believe that this was what the government wanted the public to see and not how the public reacted in the west end on England. In my opinion the reason why the people in the photo reacted with their thumbs up were probably due to the excitement of having their photo taken which was going to be published on the newspaper. In the east end of London, where the damage was done by the blitz was very great, there were many civilians who were very agitated due to their loss; when the king and queen went to visit this damaged area it was said that they were booed at because the people believed that the king and queen didn't know the suffering that they were going through. Most of them felt that they (the poor) were the only people who were affected.co ...read more.

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