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World War II: Children during the Blitz

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During World War II, German forces led a bombing offensive on English towns and cities, including London, from September 1940 to May 1941. In what came to be known as the Blitz (German for lightning), thousands were killed and children were evacuated to the countryside. The ones who remained endured nightly aerial raids and widespread destruction. Take a look at their heartbreaking ordeal.

(Pictured) Students wear masks as precaution against gas attacks at a school in North London. 

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