Period: World War II
The city of London was bombed for 76 consecutive nights in 1940 and 1941 in a strategy called “The Blitz” from the German word for lightning. More than 40,000 English civilians died during this time.
She stood by the canteen, waiting as we reported for duty, a grim hard duty, but the only one open to us. The sun was setting and in a few hours German planes with German bombs would find the city and blow streets, houses, homes and people into small pieces. During those hours Will Tanner’s volunteers drove the ambulances.