The Newcastle Blitz (9/12)

During World War II, Newcastle, along with North Tyneside, Wearside, and Teeside, were all targets under Adolf Hitler’s Directives. Known as the Newcastle Blitz, the bombing raids on the city killed around 400 people between July 1940 and December 1941. These places were targeted because of their heavy industry, as well as shipbuilding and docks which sent coal to London and the south. Many children were evacuated from Newcastle during the war, being sent out of the city to places such as the countryside villages of the Lake District and Northumberland.

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