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DWR Section 4

Life During Wartime

When did the Blitz happen? September 1940 - May 1941
What was used to attack Britain between 1944-45? V-1 and V-2 bombs
What happened between 2nd September 1940 and 2nd November 1940? London was bombed every night. 15,000 were killed, 250,000 were made homeless
Which other cities were badly affected? Coventry, Liverpool, Belfast and Glasgow
What type of training did the Swansea emergency services receive in 1937? Anti-gas training
What war preparations did Swansea have in 1938? An ARP department, wardens and first aid posts
19th - 21st February 1941, Swansea was bombed continuously. What was this known as? The Three Nights Blitz
How many were killed and injured during the Three Nights Blitz, and how many homes were destroyed? 230 killed, 397 injured. 7000 homes were destroyed
When did evacuation begin and how many were evacuated? Evacuation began on the 1st September 1939, two days before the start of the war. 1.5 million were evacuated
When were there further waves of evacuation? 1940 and 1944
How many tonnes of food did Britain import in 1938? 55 million tonnes, 75% of total consumption
How many British ships were sunk by Germans by Christmas 1939? 96
When was the National Registration Day for Rationing? 29th September 1939
What was the punishment for buying food on the Black Market? £500 fine and/or 2 years imprisonment
When was conscription for work for women aged 19-30 introduced? December 1941
In 1943, how many women aged 14-64 were working in the armed forces or essential war works? 17 million women
What percentage of women worked? 90% of single women, 80% of married women with kids over 14
How many worked in the women's armed forces by 1944? 450,000 women
How many women worked in the ATS by 1944? 212,000 women
In 1943, what percentage of factory jobs were occupied by women? 57%
What percentage of a man's wage did women earn? 75%
How many members did the Women's Land Army have by 1944? 80,000
Created by: DylDZ-GCSE
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