Warfare and British Society

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  • London Transport stations were used for the evacuation. Britain was divided into 3 regions : the evacuation areas, Neutral areas and reception areas
    • Evacuation
      • Evacuation wasn't obliged many refused to go. In all about 48% of school children left. In the reception areas host families were allowed to pick who they wanted to take. This would obviously cause problems as it left some kids with no homes.
      • Warfare & British Society
        • The BLITZ
          • German bombing from September 1940 to May 1941. Hitler wanted Britain to surrender. So the Blitz was supposed to break the moral of British people and force the British Government to come to term with him.
          • Damage started becoming severe but not only to building but to moral too which was exactly what Hitler wanted. The government attempted to maintain morale bye publishing stories ect. making it seem like Britain could take it. However the truth was far from that, they just didn't want to admit the devastating effects this had on them. In London 13,000 people were killed in 1940
  • Volunteers
    • Volunteers would help to tackle the effects of bombing, the British Government set up a series of Auxiliary Services. Observer Corps were also important, they would watch planes on high buildings counting and identifying them for RAF controllers. In September 1939 there were 1.5M people enlisted in auxiliary services
    • Warfare & British Society
      • The BLITZ
        • German bombing from September 1940 to May 1941. Hitler wanted Britain to surrender. So the Blitz was supposed to break the moral of British people and force the British Government to come to term with him.
        • Damage started becoming severe but not only to building but to moral too which was exactly what Hitler wanted. The government attempted to maintain morale bye publishing stories ect. making it seem like Britain could take it. However the truth was far from that, they just didn't want to admit the devastating effects this had on them. In London 13,000 people were killed in 1940

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