The Blitz

The Blitz – the German word for 'lightning' – was a sustained aerial bombing of Britain by Nazi Germany’s Luftwaffe lasting eight months between September 1940 and May 1941. The Blitz killed 41,480 people, while another 86,000 people – including more than 7,500 children – were seriously injured. Here we bring you the facts and examine the consequences and aftermath of the bombings

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