The majority of people alive today will not remember The Blitz first hand, however, the events that took place back then dramatically altered the lives of many families – and it continues to have an impact on future generations as the years pass by. We may have heard stories about The Blitz and how it affected people who lived in London at the time.
A visit today to reveals nothing more than a very blue harbor and a modern cityscape jutting out of the green hills. But if we could call up the memories that lie slumbering beneath the water we would get a glimpse at an event that changed a generation.
The Battle Of Britain
On the 18th June 1940, most of the British forces had withdrawn from main land Europe and in particular France. Both the German Air Force which was called the ‘Luftwaffe’ and the RAF had lost so many fighter planes and pilots during the early years of the war.
On June 6th 1944 during World War 2 allied forces suffered extensive and devastating losses. Now referred to as D-Day, the Normandy landings, codename Operation Neptune, took place.
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