Clydebank Blitz Research Paper

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Eight of twelve-thousand houses were all that remained standing after the Clydebank Blitz in Scotland on March 13th and 14th 1941, every other house affected by the blitz either had minor damages, was severely damaged, or completely destroyed. When a person thinks about countries affected and involved in World War II they mainly think of the major countries that were involved in the war like the United States, England, and Japan just to name a few. No one ever talks about Scotland during that time period, because it is not a big country, but Scottish people were greatly affected by World War II. The people lived with the fear the Germans would drop bombs on them. They were forced to live on rationed food and deal with constant food storages of food because every essential material was being used for the war. Bagpipes, kilts, and the Loch Ness monster are just some of the things that come to mind when a person thinks about Scotland. No ever thinks about having to spend nights in bomb shelters, children having school cancelled or delayed because of how late the bombing went on the night before. Helen Brogan was a Scottish citizen who was a child in Scotland during World War II. There was constant bombing by the Germans in Renfrew where Helen…show more content…
The cities were always known to be a prime target because of its industry and especially their shipyards. The people of Clydebank prepared themselves for an evident attack but the ambush on March the 13th, at 9pm, was still a surprise when air raid sirens sounded and German bombers flew overhead”(Coates), “over a 1,000 bombs were dropped from 439 German bomber airplanes. 528 people were killed, with even more injured. Over 35,000 people were made homeless” (Glasgow West War…), life in Scotland during this time was difficult for
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