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 help you survive?
Meet an Air Raid Warden and discover how to stay alive.