Blitz Season

BBC Radio 4, The Blitz – London, 5th to 10th September

To mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the London Blitz, broadcaster and author Rosie Millard examines the technology that was devised to defend the capital from German bombing.

The London Blitz started on 7 September 1940. In an attempt to crush British morale and force surrender from Churchill, Hitler ordered his bombers to embark upon a ferocious and sustained bombing campaign. By the time the bombing ended in May, thousands of people had been killed and over a million people had lost their homes.

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