The Blitz

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The appearance of German in the skies over during the afternoon of September 7, 1940 heralded a shift in Hitler's attempt to Great Britain. During the previous two months, the had targeted airfields and stations for destruction in preparation for the German of the island. With invasion plans put on and eventually scrapped, turned his attention to destroying London in an attempt to the and force the British to come to . The , a period of intense of London and other cities, continued until the following . For the next consecutive 57 days, was bombed either during the day or night. consumed many portions of the city. Residents sought wherever they could find it - many fleeing to the stations that sheltered as many as 177,000 people during the night. The Blitz ended on May 11, 1941 when Hitler called off the in order to his bombers east in for Germany's invasion of .