Book Blitz Month on January, 2025: Does anyone have any interesting facts on the London Blitz?

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Does anyone have any interesting facts on the London Blitz?

Most interesting fact historically is the decision to bomb London cost Hitler the chance to invade Britian. Had he pursued his attack on the RAF (The Battle of Britain) when he was decimating the air fields he may have been able to win the essential air superiority that was a necessary pre-requisite to invasion. His decision to attack civilian targets gave the airfields chance to recover - and legitimised the later attacks on cities which would result in the total destruction of Cologne, Hamburg and Dresden.

The primary target was St Paul's Cathedral - the largest building in the City and with a dome constructed primaily of timber a real fire risk. Amazingly it survived. Other attacks (the Blitz lasted months) were the Docks which never really recovered - Tower Bridge in the Pool of London also a potent symbol of the city survived.

The decision to bomb on a Sunday (when all the businesses were closed and the buildings locked up) and at a time when the river was low was one of the reasons that the raid was so successful. The target area included the centre of the publishing trade (Paternoster Square, Amen Corner etc) - with lots of book warehouses in the cramped medieval street pattern that had been so much of a factor in the 17th centruy burning of the city.

Conditions nearly approached that of a fire storm. However the last raid which should have prevented fire fighters extinguishing and controlling the flames was called off by Hitler - which averted total disaster and would have almost certainly have finished St Pauls.



A* usually means you'll go into the exam on a G already, so its abit easier to get a higher grade - not that it will really make any difference.

Get the book your studying on your ipod like a podcast of what to write and maybve some of the poems too.

Maths just blitz it, you can;t really predict what will come up.

Also, it's only your gcse's in a year you will have no idea how easy they are compared to a-levels. Man up. Stress is good and bad but when tis mega stress its always bad.

They say gcse's matter but really they don;t, you'll get on your course with a b and most courses you only need a c in english but they will say b to try and put people udner pressure.

If your doing any other english subjects (such as history) and you get a c or even a d in english but do well in the other one they take that into account. Resitting isnt a big deal either. So just do your best and dont push yourself too hard.

Its def not life or death, the course will still be there.

have conservatives heard what hans blitz said about wmds?

have conservatives heard what hans blitz said about wmds?

have you heard these conservative lies?

Are all Cons/Repubes this HYPOCRITICAL?!?...

"You can support the troops but not the president."

--Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Well, I just think it's a bad idea. What's going to happen is they're going to be over there for 10, 15, maybe 20 years."

--Joe Scarborough (R-FL)

"Explain to the mothers and fathers of American servicemen that may come home in body bags why their son or daughter have to give up their life?"

--Sean Hannity, Fox News, 4/6/99

"[The] President . . . is once again releasing American military might on a foreign country with an ill-defined objective and no exit strategy. He has yet to tell the Congress how much this operation will cost. And he has not informed our nation's armed forces about how long they will be away from home. These strikes do not make for a sound foreign policy."

--Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA)

"American foreign policy is now one huge big mystery. Simply put, the administration is trying to lead the world with a feel-good foreign policy."

--Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

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9 minutes ago

"If we are going to commit American troops, we must be certain they have a clear mission, an achievable goal and an exit strategy."

--Karen Hughes, speaking on behalf of George W Bush

"I had doubts about the bombing campaign from the beginning . . I didn't think we had done enough in the diplomatic area."

--Senator Trent Lott (R-MS)

"I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. A month later, these questions are still unanswered. There are no clarified rules of engagement. There is no timetable. There is no legitimate definition of victory. There is no contingency plan for mission creep. There is no clear funding program. There is no agenda to bolster our over-extended military. There is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake.

8 minutes ago

There was no strategic plan for war when the President started this thing, and there still is no plan today"

--Rep Tom Delay (R-TX)

"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."

--Governor George W. Bush (R-TX)

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