During the Blitz more than 2,000,000 houses were destroyed.
60,000 civilians were killed; a further 87,000 were seriously injured - many of them were women and children.
Indeed, during the early years of the war, civilians were at greater risk than combatants.
The main targets for air raids outside London were Liverpool, Birmingham, Plymouth, Bristol, Glasgow, Southampton, Coventry, Hull, Portsmouth, Manchester, Belfast, Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham and Cardiff.
During the Blitz more than 2,000,000 houses were destroyed. 60,000 civilians were killed; a further 87,000 were seriously injured. Many of these were women and children - indeed, during the early years of the war civilians were at greater risk than combatants.
However, the intense bombing failed to have the desired effect. The infrastructure of key cities survived, while many ordinary people have suggested that their resolve was strengthened by the Blitz.
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