The Blitz of London started when Nazi Germany decided to attempt to win the war by keeping up continuous bombing missions on the city of London. The Blitz began on September 7th of 1940 and continued through May of 1941.Know More
The Blitz consisted of German fighter planes keeping up aerial raids in the daytime and continuing with aerial bombs in the night. The idea was to bomb the city, and thus the country, into submission and surrender. The Germans dropped mass bombs on various cities throughout England to ensure that roads, buildings and modes of transportation were demolished. English cities encountered bombs every night for 10 weeks except for one night during that time. The worst bombing occurred on the very first night of the Blitz in London on September 7th. During that night, 400 people were killed and over 1,000 people were critically injured.
The bombings that occurred during the Blitz marked the first time in history that a country dropped massive bombs on urban populations, causing destruction and death. At the time, the Blitz was the largest and most detrimental bombing in history. During the months that the Blitz occurred, 28,556 London residents were killed, and over one million people were left without homes in London. The largest bombing of the Blitz covered half of a square mile in the city of London.Learn more about World War 2
The United States fought Germany, Austria-Hungary and other members of the Central powers in World War I. America's primary enemy was Germany due to several of its actions designed to shift the war to its advantage. The main factors that contributed were the sinking of the Lusitania and the Zimmermann Telegram.Full Answer >
Adolph Hitler had a number of generals who were close to him during the Nazi reign in Germany, according to the website Second World War. His second in command is often reported as Hermann Goering, chief of the Luftwaffe. Other famous Nazi generals include Joseph Goebbels and Heinrich Himmler.Full Answer >
D-Day was the first step of a massive military campaign to free Europe from Nazi control, creating a second front in Europe and trapping Germany between the Soviet Union, the United States and the United Kingdom. By forcing Hitler's armies back, the Allies reduced the pressure Germany was putting on the Soviet Union. D-Day ultimately allowed the Allies to recapture large parts of France and Germany.Full Answer >
France and Britain declared war on Germany on Sept 3, 1939 in response to Germany's invasion of Poland on Sept 1, 1939. France and Germany were allies, and they combined forces with many other allied countries to defeat Germany.Full Answer >