The year is 1940. Adolf Hitler and reischsmarschall Hermann Goring are discussing what plan of action to take against Britain, as their previous plan to attack air forces wasn't working quite as swiftly as Hitler had hoped.
So what should we do then? Just attack them by air?
Yes! Why dont we.. expand our target? London is 1/5th of Britains population. We can use our resources and just put them towards that instead.
Hermann, this isn't working. Luftwaffle was a good plan at first, but its taking way to long. I dont have the patience for this! We need to approach this differently.
Meanwhile, back in Britain, officials had their own suspicions.
John, I'm quite worried. The german spies we captured gave us some scary information. Germany is planning to drop bombs on London.
I dont want to cause a riot. Lets start preparing London.
Thats horrible. Not even a formal declaration! What should we do?
Sir, I'm about to drop the bombs.
Winston was right. September 7th, 1940 was the fist air raid. The attack started in the East End before moving to central London leaving more than 430 dead and more than 1600 people badly injured.
The bombs continued for days and days on end. An estimated 30,000 tonnes of bombs were dropped overall and more than 40,000 people killed. The bombings cotinued for 11 weeks, consecutively.