“Too Ghastly to Believe?” Liverpool, the Press and the May Blitz

“Too Ghastly to Believe?” Liverpool, the Press and the May Blitz by Guy Hodgson, Liverpool John Moores University

Abstract

Liverpool endured more air raids in the Second World War than any British city other than London, suffering 2,736 casualties, with a further 1,173 in neighbour- ing areas (May Blitz, 2015). Merseyside suffered around 80 bombing raids between August 1940 and January 1942, the peak coming at the start of May 1941 when the Luftwaffe dropped 870 tons of high-explosive bombs and more than 112,000 incen- diaries over seven consecutive nights (May Blitz, 2015).

Keywords:  Blitz, Liverpool, newspapers, morale, censorship

“Too Ghastly to Believe?” Liverpool, the Press and the May Blitz by Guy Hodgson, Liverpool John Moores Univ…

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