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The Blitz: London's Longest Night

The Blitz: London's Longest Night

This program follows the events of one night in the Blitz of 1940 when London was subjected to the most ferocious and terrifying attack of the war; 24,000 firebombs were dropped on the city, 45 tons of explosives. The story of the night is told through the written accounts of eye-witnesses and the memories of ordinary Londoners who survived it, one of whom lost his entire family when a public shelter was destroyed by a bomb.

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  • The Blitz: London's Longest Night

    On the evening of December 29, 1940, the German Luftwaffe dropped tens of thousands of incendiary bombs on the heart of London. Londoners fled to shelters and firemen and workers fought all night to control the burning. [86 minutes]

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