Blitzed Britain

Date: 

Sat, 11/12/2021

Time: 

13:00 to 14:30

Cost: 

£5

Contact name: 

David Brooks

Contact email: 

Venue: 

Bourne Hall
Spring Street
Ewell
KT17 1UF
GB

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we've had to cancel the original event "The South African War (or Boer War)".

At 4:56pm on 7 September 1940, the air raid sirens wailed as the German Air Force launched a massive raid on London. Over 350 bombers flew across the Channel from airfields in France and dropped 300 tons of bombs on the docks and streets of the East End of London.

The Blitz had begun — a constant rain of death that fell heaviest on London and hammered other cities. Month after month, German bombers attacked British cities, ports and industry. London was bombed every day and night, bar one, for 11 weeks. During the Blitz 32,000 civilians were killed and 87,000 were seriously injured. How did people live with this death from the air? What could you do to survive? How did people live under the constant treat of gas attack?

Discover the different type of gas masks and who was to use them. Could you deal with the fire bombs that were dropped in their tens of thousands during the war?

Blitzed Britain