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The Blitz was the sustained bombing of Britain by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 10 May 1941, in the Second World War. While the Blitz hit many towns and cities across the country, it began with the bombing of London for 57 consecutive nights.

Blitz Scouts in 1942
Blitz Scouts in 1942

Bombed buildings in London
Bombed buildings in London

Children in the east end of London made homeless September 1940 (National Archives)
Children in the east end of London made homeless September 1940 (National Archives)

Bomb shelter in a London Underground station
Bomb shelter in a London Underground station

Aftermath of V-2 bombing at Battersea London of 27 January 1945
Aftermath of V-2 bombing at Battersea London of 27 January 1945

Herbert Masons iconic photograph taken 29 Decembe 1940 published front page of Daily Mail 31 December 1940
Herbert Masons iconic photograph taken 29 Decembe 1940 published front page of Daily Mail 31 December 1940

Smoke rising_from_St_Katharine_Docks_after_the_first_raid_of_the_Blitz_on_7_September.jpg
Smoke rising_from_St_Katharine_Docks_after_the_first_raid_of_the_Blitz_on_7_September.jpg

Post WWII every-day life continued around unexploded bomb signs
Post WWII every-day life continued around unexploded bomb signs

Firefighters battling against fire amongst ruined buildings
Firefighters battling against fire amongst ruined buildings