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THE BLITZ In September of 1940 through May of 1941 there was a strategic bombing attack that was lead by the Germans targeted towards London and other cities located in England this was known as The Blitz The Germans aimed the bombs mostly at populated cities dock yards and factories The bombing on London began on September 7 1940 and lasted for 57 consecutive nights During these nights of bombing people took shelter in warehouse basements and in underground subway stations with no privacy and poor sanitation facilities British radar detected the huge formation the Observer Corps started to count the mass of German bombers in the sky then came a warning call One hundred plus bandits approaching Fighter Command could do nothing but scramble all twenty two squadrons around London and they vectored towards Thames Haven and Tilbury all we could see was row upon row of German raiders heading for London I have never seen so many aircraft in the air all at the same timeThe escorting fighters saw us at once and came down like a ton of bricks when the squadron split up and the sky became a seething cauldron of aeroplanes swooping and swerving in and out of the vapour trails and tracer smoke A Hurricane on fire spun out of control ahead of me while above to my right a 110 flashed across my vision and disappeared into the fog of the battle before I could draw a bead on it Everyone was shouting at once and the earphones became filled with a meaningless cacophony of jumbled noises Everything became a maelstrom of jumbled impression - a Dornier spinning wildly with part of its port mainplane missing black streaks of tracer ahead when I put my arm up to shield my face taking a breather when the haze absorbed me for a moment 1 The main reason for all of this bombing was to break up
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