Did the Germans fire bomb London?
On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffers its most devastating air raid when Germans firebomb the city. Hundreds of fires caused by the exploding bombs engulfed areas of London, but firefighters showed a valiant indifference to the bombs falling around them and saved much of the city from destruction.
Why did the Germans not bomb Westminster?
The Germans generally bombed at night, and partly because of British blackout procedures were unable to rely on visual bombing. Their guidance mechanisms, in brief, consisted of two radio beams from widely spaced transmitters which crossed over the target.
Did Britain bomb Germany first?
The first real bombing raid on Berlin would not occur until August 25, 1940, during the Battle of Britain. Hitler had placed London off-limits for bombing, and the Luftwaffe was concentrating on defeating the Royal Air Force in preparation for a cross-Channel invasion.
Did the royal family ration?
Yes the Royal family and all the rest had ration cards (there was a big propaganda thing about Princess Elizabeth using her clothing coupons for her wedding dress as some rationing continued until well into the 1950s) . … Ration cards were only for food you bought in the shops not what you grew on your land.
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 Germany Bomb Scotland in ww2?
The blitz was a sudden and quick attack during the Second World War. ‘Blitzkrieg’ is a German word meaning ‘lightning war’. It happened over a period of 8 months between September 1940 and May 1941. Scotland was bombed over 500 times and 2500 people were killed.