The day the bombing of London started – level 2


In August 1940, Germany controlled much of Western Europe. One country which was able to defend its territory was Great Britain. Germany wanted to demoralize the British by bombing their capital.

The bombing started on September 7, 1940. Many houses in London were destroyed, but Londoners never gave up. They evacuated children from London. Those who stayed in London hid in underground stations.

The bombing was 57 days long. 20,000 people died.

The bombing didn’t demoralize the British. The opposite was true. The British became stronger, and in the end, won the Second World War.

Difficult words: demoralize (to make a person lose confidence), capital (a city where the government is), give up (to stop fighting because you are losing).

What did Londoners do to keep morale up during the Blitz?


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