Living in the Shadow of World War Two

Living in the Shadow of World War Two

Turn That Light Out
Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  September 11, 2018

Total war extends the battlefields - in World War II, for the first time, civilian casualties far outnumbered those of military personnel. And a significant proportion of those casualties were victims of the bombing campaigns waged by both sides. What was the effect of living through 'the Blitz', what precautions were taken, what forms of shelter were constructed? We hear and see stories of the evacuation of children and the organisation of home defence.

Total war extends the battlefields - in World War II, for the first time, civilian casualties far outnumbered those of military personnel. And a significant proportion of those casualties were victims of the bombing campaigns waged by both sides. What was the effect of living through 'the Blitz', what precautions were taken, what forms of shelter were constructed? We hear and see stories of the evacuation of children and the organisation of home defence.

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