In Pictures: World War II
The Blitz

For many Britons, Chamberlain's "dark days" arrived in September 1940. Frustrated in his invasion plans, Hitler sent wave after wave of planes to bomb London and other cities around the UK.

The night time attacks terrorised the population - in the first 24 nights of the onslaught more than 5,000 tons of high explosive was dropped on the capital.

Reporter Ed Murrow describes an air raid
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