Why the Major Cities of Britain were Bombed by the Germans in 1940
Germany and Britain fought a battle from August to September called
Battle of Britain. This fight was for control over skies. There were
four major battles in battle of Britain in which Britain won. After
being defeated by Britain, Germans knew that they would not be able to
invade Britain, so they began to attack it in different ways and
adopted new tactics. They knew that if they carry their troops and
tanks on ships R.A.F (Royal Air Force) of Britain would destroy them
and sink their ships. So, they decided to destroy R.A.F first. They
not only planned to destroy R.A.F but also Britain's economy and its
war effort by destroying its factories. Factories were the main
economy of Britain so for destroying its economy, they bombed them.
They also knew that Britain would do its level best to keep them away
from their colonies so as to maintain their empire. So Germany tried
to frighten Britain and desperately changed their tactics to create
fear and panic among people.
They attacked the docks in London so as to stop supplies of food being
brought into Britain. They started bombing its main towns and cities.
The most affected towns by German bombing were Coventry, Glasgow, and
East end. In all, Germans killed over 60,000 people due to air raids
and they destroyed over 250,000 houses, so that people loose their
morale and hope and government surrender itself in front of German
Question-2 Describe the effects of the blitz on everyday life in
Germany started invading Britain in September 1940. German bombers
flew over Britain at nighttime and threw high explosives on it.
Instead of doing precision bombing in which only main centers are
targeted they commenced carpet bombing killing thousands of innocent's
people. During war, whole of Britain was facing a massive loss and
destruction due to heavy bombing by Germany. Britain had to face lots
of hardships during wartime. There was a fear of attack even on
schools. Whole of country suffered a feeling of insecurity, fear and
panic. They had no hope whether they would be left alive or not.
Government passed their propaganda and initiatives and tried to
persuade women, so that they can send their children to a safer place,
so that they are not affected by war. Government tried its level best
in the war and tried to embrace people who were affected by the war.
Lots of civilians became target of German bombing. In 1940, nearly
38,000 bombs were dropped on...