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September 12, 1940

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, September 12, 1940 

* The Blitz (1st Phase)
* Germany bombs London, England
* Adolph Hitler

This 12 page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page: "RAF Planes Shower Fire Bombs On Berlin and Coast Ports" with subheads that include: "LONDON RAIDS ARE CONTINUED BY GERMANS" and more.

Other news of the day throughout. Few tiny binding holes along the left margin, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The Blitz was the sustained bombing of Britain by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 10 May 1941, in World War II. While the "Blitz" hit many towns and cities across the country, it began with the bombing of London for 57 consecutive nights .[2] By the end of May 1941, over 43,000 civilians, half of them in London, had been killed by bombing and more than a million houses were destroyed or damaged in London alone.

London was not the only city to suffer Luftwaffe bombing during the Blitz. Other important military and industrial centres, such as Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Clydebank, Coventry, Greenock, Sheffield, Swansea, Liverpool, Hull, Manchester, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Nottingham and Southampton, suffered heavy air raids and high numbers of casualties. Adolf Hitler's aim was to destroy British morale.

Its intended goal of demoralizing the British into surrender unachieved,The Blitz did little to facilitate potential German invasion. By May 1941, the imminent threat of an invasion of Britain had passed and Hitler's attention was focused on the east. While the Germans never again managed to bomb Britain on such a large scale, they carried out smaller attacks throughout the war, taking the civilian death toll to 51,509 from bombing. In 1944, the development of pilotless V-1 flying bombs and V-2 rockets briefly enabled Germany to again attack London with weapons launched from the European continent. In total, the V weapons killed 8,938 civilians in London and the south east.

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