Um bombardeiro britânico abate dois caças alemães, durante um ataque contra território da Europa occupado pelo Eixo [A British
bomber shoots down two German fighters in a raid over Axis-controlled Europe]
One of a series produced in England for use abroad
PST 21431 is a version in English
PST 21432 is a version in French
PST 21433 is a version in Spanish
PST 21435 is a version in Arabic
During the late 1930s, the British government began to prepare the civilian population for war. The Air Raid Wardens Service was set up in 1937. Wardens were responsible for reporting incidents, reassuring the public and providing Air Raid Precautions (ARP) advice.
The 'Blitz' – from the German term Blitzkrieg ('lightning war') – was the sustained campaign of aerial bombing attacks on British towns and cities carried out by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) from September 1940 until May 1941.
Evacuation took place in several waves. The first came on 1 September 1939 - the day Germany invaded Poland and two days before the British declaration of war. Over the course of three days 1.5 million evacuees were sent to rural locations considered to be safe.