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Manchester"s blitz, December 1940 - June 1941. by A. C. Fearnley

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ContributionsManchester Polytechnic. Department of English and History.
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  The Manchester Christmas Blitz - December by FrankWalsh. Manchester, after the blitz became “one of the ruins that Adolph (not Cromwell) knocked ab’rt a bit! June the 1st.   The Christmas Blitz of December is covered in detail, along with the industrial output of Trafford that produced the hardware to fight the war. Images include the manufacture of Rolls Royce Merlin engines for Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancaster bombers at the Ford shadow factory in Eccles and barrage balloons being assembled at Gaythorn.   The Christmas Blitz of killed hundreds in Manchester and devastated large areas of the industrial city. Blitz on the evening of 22 December . The Manchester Blitz marked the 75th anniversary of the World War II Luftwaffe raids on Manchester, Salford, and Trafford Park. The attacks reached a climax just before Christmas , when on two consecutive nights thousands of incendiary bombs and hundreds of high-explosive devices were unleashed on the conurbation.

Manchester suffered its worst air raids during December but it experienced smaller raids at other times too, including one in June after the worst of the Blitz was thought to be over. The city had three major attacks during the whole of the main period of the Blitz (September to May ). A major attack was classified as one in.   Each Christmas, Manchester marks the anniversary of the blitz where hundreds of civilians were killed over two nights of bombing. Many of the .   Each Christmas, Manchester remembers the anniversary of the bloodiest 48 hours in the city's history - the December blitz. More than civilians were killed in . 'Night Blitz' - November to June Between December 8th and January 2nd , London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff all .

Minutes of executive committee, 13 and 27 May, 17 June, 7 Oct. ; minutes of National Council meeting, 17–18 May ; minutes of literature committee, 29 July all in sponsors’ executive committee minute book, vi, –2, PPU Archive.   The 'Manchester Blitz' was the name given to the most destructive raids on the city during the Second World War. The Luftwaffe mounted consecutive attacks on the city on the nights of 22/23 and 23/24 December , unleashing tons of high explosive and 1, canisters of incendiary bombs. In , the Manchester and Salford Blitz saw the city and its surroundings targeted by the German Luftwaffe. The most destructive attack was launched in December ; it is remembered today as "the Christmas Blitz." Nearly people lost their lives, and thousands more were injured, in two nights of raids ending with a devastating Christmas.   In , the Manchester and Salford Blitz saw the city and its surroundings targeted by the German Luftwaffe. The most destructive attack was launched in December ; it is remembered today as "the Christmas Blitz." Nearly people lost their lives, and thousands more were injured, in two nights of raids ending with a devastating Christmas Reviews: 5.