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The London Blitz Prezi

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By: Tim Paul The London Blitz Impact on History Citations/ Credits The Blitz affected many things about history that may not have been the same if the Blitz had never occurred. The Blitz inspired many more people to join the Allied forces and fight against the Germans because of the nature and intent of the bombing raids, without the extra support, the war may not have ended the way it did. The Blitz also gave time for the British military and Royal Air Force to repair their bases and airfields, begin utilizing new technology, and come up with plans to stop the bombings, if the British military wasn't able to rebuild itself then the Germans might have been successful in their plans to destroy and invade England/ the UK. Geographical Impacts of the Blitz The Blitz had a major impact on the geography of the cities that were bombed. The bombs could destroy buildings, collapse bridges, start fires that would spread and destroy buildings, and bury streets and yards with rubble and debris. http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/64627000/jpg/_64627332_stpauls.jpg

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With the Blitz Beginning of the Blitz/ Background Info. The Blitz was actually started on accident when on August 24, 1940, a few of the Luftwaffe bombers drifted off course from their original and accidentally bombed the civilian city and British capitol of London instead of the nearby base they intended to hit. This enraged England due to the fact that they thought the civilian bombing was on purpose so they sent a small bomber force of it's own to bomb the German capitol of Berlin the next day. This attack caused chaos in Germany because the civilians were led to believe that the British would never be able to bomb Berlin. Hitler's response was to unleash the full force of the Luftwaffe bombing force onto the city of London, and on September 7, 1940 began the bombing of London that would continue for nearly 60 consecutive nights. ABOVE) German Luftwaffe bombers in an attack
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BELOW) (CGI) British WWII bombers in flight German leader Adolf Hitler also played an important role in the Blitz, he commanded the German forces and ordered the Blitz to be carried out in response to the English's bombing of Berlin. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a very important figure during the Blitz, he gave the orders to bomb Germany, which started the Blitz, after the first accidental bombs fell on London. He also inspired the people of London, and other cities that were part of the Blitz, to carry on as usual and to never lose hope, even in the time of despair. ABOVE) A British fire crew attempting to extinguish a fire with the remnants of an office building behind them
BELOW) Rubble from buildings that were bombed with the famous St.Paul's Cathedral in the background RIGHT) A map of a portion of London that shows where bombs hit (represented by the red dots) over a modern day map of the city.
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