The Blitz

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The Blitz
Pairt o the Wastren Front o Warld War II
Date7 September 1940 – 11 Mey 1941 (1940-09-07 – 1941-05-11)
(8 months, 5 days)
LocationUnitit Kinrick
Result German strategic failyie
Belligerents
 Unitit Kinrick  Germany
Commanders an leaders
Casualties an losses
~40,000[1]–43,000 ceevilians deid,[2] ~46,000 injured
feegurs for woundit possibly as heich as 139,000[2]
Unkenr
3,363 aircrew
2,265 aircraft (Simmer 1940 – Mey 1941)[3]

The Blitz wis a German bombin offensive against Britain in 1940 an 1941, in the Seicont Warld War. The term wis first uised bi the Breetish press as an abbreviation o Blitzkrieg (lichtnin war).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Richards 1954, p. 217.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dear and Foot 2005, p. 109.
  3. Hooton 2010, p. 89.

Soorces[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Hough, Richard and Denis Richards. The Battle of Britain. Pen & Sword. 2007. ISBN 978-1-84415-657-3
  • —— (2010). The Luftwaffe: A Study in Air Power, 1933–1945. Classic Publications. ISBN 978-1-906537-18-0 

Coordinates: 51°30′N 0°07′W / 51.50°N 0.12°W / 51.50; -0.12