On 10th May 1941, the Germans launched their deadliest raid of the Blitz. The target was London. By the time it was over, the House of Commons lay in ruins and only Marylebone station was functioning.
Cracks began to emerge in the “Blitz Spirit”, as tighter rationing and defeats abroad caused a loss of confidence in Churchill’s Government. But in 1942, a major victory at El Alamein gave the country a chance to rejoice.
Using rare archive film, this is the story of life in the war – told by those who were there.
Please note: Previously released as London’s War part 2 (NC19).
In 1939, Britain was a global superpower. A year later, it was the frontline of a desperate struggle to survive. The coming of war transformed people’s lives; petrol rationing emptied the streets, lights were blacked out and children were rushed to the countryside. As pilots duelled in the skies above, the capital city prepared for the gathering storm…
Seen through the eyes of the capital city, and with rare archive film, this is the story of life in the war – told by those who were there.