On 7th September 1940, more than eight hundred German planes flew up the Thames towards the docks. It was the opening salvo of the blitz.
For nine months the Luftwafe brought terror to the nation’s capital city, wiping out whole are areas from the map. Water and gas supplies cease to function and local governments struggled to cope as families were bombed out. Ordinary people faced this carnage with extraordinary courage and resilience.
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).