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The Blitz on Berlin

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Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, was subject to 363 air raids during the Second World War. As the bombings continued more and more people moved out. By May 1945, nearly two million people (40% of the population) had fled.

The Blitz on Cologne

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The Blitz on Cologne,

Operation Millenium, the bombing of Cologne, heralded the start of the RAF’s 1,000 bomber raids on German cities.

The Blitz on Coventry

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On 14th November 1940, the Luftwaffe launched the most devastating bombing raid so far on Britain. Up until then, the attacks had been concentrated on London and the airfields of Southern England. This time the target was Coventry, deep in the heart of the country.

The Blitz on Dresden

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The Blitz on Dresden,

The bombing of Dresden in February 1945 has remained one of the more controversial aspects of World War Two. Dresden, a city unaffected by bombing up to that point in the war, lost many thousands of civilians in the firestorm that was created by the Allies.

The Blitz on Hamburg

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Operation ‘Gomorrah’

Hamburg was bombed by the allies in July 1943. According to Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister for Propaganda, the bombing of Hamburg was the first time that he thought Nazi Germany might have to call for peace.

The Blitz on London

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The Blitz on London,

It was Hitler’s belief that the war from the air would terrorise London into defeat. He was wrong. The city’s inhabitants, on the contrary, took a perverse and particular pleasure from being the front line of the war. ‘We can take it’ became the catchphrase of the Blitz

The Blitz on the North

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London wasn’t the only city affected by the Blitz. The main Atlantic sea port of Liverpool was bombed, causing nearly 4,000 deaths within the Merseyside area during the war. The North Sea port of Hull, was subjected to 86 raids in the Hull Blitz during the war, with 95 percent of its housing stock destroyed or damaged.The cities of Manchester and Sheffield were also targeted.