How many homes were destroyed in Britain during ww2?

How many British homes were destroyed in ww2?

2 million British homes were destroyed in the German bombing of World War Two. 2¼ million people were made homeless and 45,000 civilians lost their lives including 8000 children. There were 250 000 people displaced [from their homes] in the first six weeks of the Blitz, from September 1940.

Who paid for bombed houses in ww2?

Repairs to property was usually paid for by the War Damage Commission established in 1940. There was a complicated system of payments and contributions by property owners etc. Thanks for the info. Presumably, people were on their own from 1939 until 1940!

Did Goole get bombed in WW2?

Today (Saturday, 24 July) at around 4.20pm colleagues from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team successfully and safely detonated a 500lb unexploded WW2 bomb, found on the outskirts of Goole.

How did World War II affect family life in England?

The Second World War was a time of major upheaval for children in Britain. Over a million were evacuated from towns and cities and had to adjust to separation from family and friends. Many of those who stayed, endured bombing raids and were injured or made homeless.

How long did it take to rebuild London after WWII?

STUNNING pictures show London being rebuilt just five years after it was flattened by the Blitz of World War Two.

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How much of Germany was destroyed in ww2?

300,000 Germans are thought to have been killed as a result of the raids, and 800,000 were wounded. Berlin was 70% destroyed by bombing; Dresden 75% destroyed. BUT – were the wrong targets chosen? From 1939 to 1943, German cities were targeted and attacked.