The Second World War was a total war that killed more civilians than soldiers worldwide. Air power, in specific, brought violence to numerous civilians’ lives. Indeed, the Second World War left a tragic legacy of aerial destruction. During the 1930s, Britons fiercely debated the possible effects of German bombing. Various officials and experts predicted mass devastation, loss, and panic in the case of consecutive air raids. The radical decision to evacuate civilians from British towns was influenced in part by this perceived fear of air power. Once the war started, approximately three and a half million people were evacuated from cities to the countryside. Further waves of evacuation were to follow throughout the war. Indeed, the evacuation process influenced the lives of millions across Britain. Despite its significance to popular memory during the...

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