This half term we are learning about Coventry and the blitz. Please read the text below and answer the following questions in full sentences:-
September 1940-May 1941
The Blitz was Nazi Germany’s sustained aerial bombing campaign against Britain in World War Two. The raids killed 43,000 civilians and lasted for eight months, petering out when Hitler began to focus on his plans for Russian invasion in May 1941.
The infamous bombing of Coventry on 14 November 1940 brought an even more terrifying twist to the campaign. Five hundred German bombers dropped 500 tonnes of high explosives and nearly 900 incendiary bombs on the city in ten hours of relentless bombardment. This tactic was emulated on an even greater scale by the RAF in their attacks on German cities.
- When did the Blitz start?
- How many civilians died?
- When did Hitlar start to plan the invasion?
- When did the bombing in Coventry start?
- How many explosives did the Germans drop?