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  Encyclopedia: The Blitz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Blitz, a popular English contraction of the German word Blitzkrieg, meaning "Lightning War", was the sustained and intensive bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany during 1940–1941.
Blitz chess (also known as speed chess or blitzkrieg chess) is a game of chess (A game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king) where each side is given very little time to make all of their moves.
The Blitz, a popular English contraction of the German word Blitzkrieg, meaning "Lightning War", was the sustained and intensive bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany during 1940-1941.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-Blitz   (765 words)

 Liverpool Blitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Liverpool Blitz was the heavy and sustained bombing of the city of Liverpool in the United Kingdom during the Second World War.
Liverpool was the most heavily bombed area of the country outside of the London Blitz, due to its importance in the UK's war effort.
Today one of the most vivid reminders of the Liverpool Blitz in the city is the burnt out shell of St Luke's Church which was destroyed by an incendiary bomb on May 5, 1941.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Liverpool_Blitz   (515 words)

 Timbo's Liverpool - The Blitz
Liverpool heard the fearful air raid sirens over 500 times with bombs dropped on the city on no less than 79 occasions.
The May Blitz on Merseyside was one of the last series of big raids on Britain before the German invasion of Russia.
Liverpool was known simply as a 'Northern Town' with the varying degrees of devastation referred to as 'incidents'.
www.timbosliverpool.co.uk /blitz   (672 words)

 The Blitz - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blitz was the sustained and intensive bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany during 1940–1941.
Although the word Blitz is a shortening of the German word blitzkrieg, meaning "lightning war", it was not an example of blitzkrieg but was an early example of strategic bombing.
The Baedeker Blitz was a series of raids conducted in mid-1942 as reprisals for the RAF bombing of the German city of Lübeck.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Blitz   (1840 words)

 History Today: Liverpool in the Blitz: Simon Jones describes 'Spirit of the Blitz: Liverpool in the Second World War', ...
Liverpool was targeted by the Germans--and badly hit--because it was a port town.
Liverpool is a city with a powerful sense of pride in its history.
German newsreel of a bombing mission on Liverpool is seen alongside film of the damage inflicted on Liverpool city centre, where swathes of devastation surround a strangely intact statue of Queen Victoria.
www.mtholyoke.edu /~eushrair/simon.htm   (832 words)

 ESPN.com Soccernet England: Full-time Report - Tranmere Rovers v Liverpool
Liverpool were forced to defend with their lives as Tranmere launched another blitz.
But when the dust had settled, Liverpool were in their first FA Cup semi-final for six years, with the Worthington Cup already won and a great chance to reach the Uefa Cup last four when Porto come to Anfield on Thursday.
The last thing Liverpool needed was to give Rovers the slightest hint of incentive after the break, but within a minute of the restart John Aldridge's boys had pulled a goal back and the tension and passion level was instantly revved up.
www.soccernet.com /england/2000/20010311/reports/tranmere_liverpool_full.html   (826 words)

 AFC - Match Report   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Liverpool regained their composure and threatened Aberdeen on the flanks but found the Dons defence in a mean mood.
Liverpool were starting to take control at this stage playing some lovely football and giving the Dons a good test for the season ahead.
Liverpool were soon back in control however and Michael Owen was gifted a chance by the Dons defence in the 67th minute when he went through one-on-one against Preece and chipped the ball well wide of the target.
www.afc.co.uk /matches/fixtures/mreport.cfm?fixture_id=376   (911 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | 'History broke Liverpool, and it broke my heart'
There was a saying that lingers in Liverpool today - the Liverpool gentleman and the Manchester man. Manchester was an industrial city that made things, its workforce stable, drawn from the Lancashire hinterland, dedicated to progressive causes such as the industrial revolution and the campaigns that grew out of it for trade unions and socialism.
Liverpool's blitz was second only to London's and got a lot less newsreel coverage because of the propaganda value for the Germans of knowing how badly the docks had been bombed.
To Americans, Liverpool wasn't football or men with perms or drug dealers, it was the city of the Beatles and the place from which their own ancestors had left Europe for the new world.
www.guardian.co.uk /arts/cityofculture2008/story/0,13282,970769,00.html   (1345 words)

 The Blitz Article, TheBlitz Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Blitz, a contraction of the German word Blitzkrieg, was the sustained and intensive bombing of Britain, particularly London, from September 7, 1940 through to May 1941 by the German Luftwaffe in World War II.
One reason for relatively heavy losses on the German side was that the UK had radar that allowed the early detection of German aircraft as they approached the British coast.
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www.anoca.org /st/london/the_blitz.html   (569 words)

 Liverpool Official Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Liverpool was chosen as central to the theme of industrialisation and the fact that it was 'a supreme example of a commercial port at the time of Britain's greatest global significance'.
Liverpool City Council spent six months in collaboration with other relevant agencies developing a nomination document to back up the provisional citation – and this was announced as successful in 2003.
Liverpool's historic buildings are instantly recognisable and are a proud reminder that this was a hugely important maritime and mercantile city on the world stage; gateway to the new world.
www.british-publishing.com /Pages/Liverpool2004/present.html   (2882 words)

The Port of Liverpool: An interesting look at the history of Liverpool's port, which is important to the growth of the city and region.
Liverpool Airport: A good history of Liverpool airport's past, but it needs to be updated to include the good news of the airport's growth in recent years.
Liverpool Jewish Genealogy Service: More than a million Jews passed through Liverpool on their way to the USA in the period 1880 to 1920, and many Jews where born, died and married here.
www.fortunecity.com /meltingpot/park/346/historylinks.html   (1460 words)

 Info and facts on 'The Blitz'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Although the Blitz is named after Blitzkrieg, it was not an example of "lightning war".
The Blitz was partially in revenge for a bombing raid the RAF carried out on Berlin (Capital of Germany located in eastern Germany), which was itself ordered because a German bomber had accidentally bombed London.
After the defeat of France, the Battle of Britain (The prolonged bombardment of British cities by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and the aerial combat that accompanied it) began in July 1940.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/th/the_blitz.htm   (907 words)

 Liverpool City Council World War Two Remembered
Liverpool is marking the 60th anniversary of D-Day with the launch of a special exhibition highlighting life in the city during World War Two.
Liverpool sustained heavy attack in the blitz during World War 2, with hundreds of buildings destroyed and thousands of people killed by bombs which were dropped on the city.
Germany had identified Liverpool as one of its key strategic targets because the city's supply lines with America were fundamental to Britain's war effort.
www.liverpool.gov.uk /News/newsdetail_0743.asp   (319 words)

 VE Day 60 Years: Liverpool Plays Its Part As A Crucial Port - Liverpool City Guide local history
World Museum Liverpool, opened in April 2005, has been formed from Liverpool Museum, gutted when it was hit by an incendiary bomb in the May Blitz.
Liverpool ship-owners lost 3 million tons of shipping and it took years before the city was rebuilt.
If you have memories of Liverpool during wartime and would like to contribute or comment on this trail, try Storymaker our free and easy-to-use web facility that enables members of the public, working with the support of journalists at the 24 Hour Museum, to get their stories online.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /liverpool/local/TRA28260.html   (1716 words)

 Timbo's Liverpool - Liverpool Landmarks
St Nicholas church was gutted by fire on the 21 December 1940 during the Blitz of Liverpool.
The Liverpool Museum was officially opened in 1860 by its wealthy benefactor, William Brown.
Liverpool's third Town Hall was designed by John Wood and building was completed in 1754.
www.timbosliverpool.co.uk /landmarks/index2.htm   (1283 words)

 The Blitz
During the Blitz some two million houses (60 per cent of these in London) were destroyed and 60,000 civilians were killed and 87,000 were seriously injured.
Although explosions could be heard in all directions and the scene was illuminated by the glow of the East End fires civil defence workers laboured fearlessly among the wreckage seeking the wounded, carrying them to safer places, and attending to their wounds before the ambulances arrived.
We who lived in London through the Blitz were constantly observing pathetic and heroic sights, and constantly experiencing some fresh excess of outrage; even the violently altered appearance of the city was a shock to the system.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWblitz.htm   (6951 words)

 icWales - Early blitz puts Liverpool on road to victory
LIVERPOOL produced attacking excellence and then sheer defensive defiance to claim what could be a priceless Champions League victory.
Arzu pulled one back early in the second period and from then on it was a backs against the wall display which proved enough to give Liverpool the critical start they needed as they began the defence of their title in earnest.
Crucially in the intense heat, Liverpool started with several players who knew all about the conditions; Djimi Traore and Josemi were the full backs, Mohamed Sissoko - at Valencia last term - took Gerrard's midfield role and Xabi Alonso returned while French youngster Florent Sinama-Pongolle played alongside Peter Crouch up front.
icwales.icnetwork.co.uk /0600soccer/0200news/tm_objectid=16127202&method=full&siteid=50082&headline=early-blitz-puts-liverpool-on-road-to-victory-name_page.html   (681 words)

 HMS Conway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Liverpool shipping company of Jones, Palmer & Co and others had, at the opening of the school, announced that two or three years on the Conway would be accepted by them as the equivalent of one year at sea, reducing their apprenticeship time.
HM the King whilst visiting Liverpool went aboard the Mauretania (the wood paneling from her first class dining room is in a wine bar at the foot of Park Street in Bristol).
Alongside Liverpool Pierhead Landing Stage for the masting of the new figurehead by John Masefield OM the Poet Laureate.
www.hmsconway.org /history_mersey.html   (2409 words)

 : Downtown Liverpool Organisation: Archive June 04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
This photograph of a street in downtown Liverpool is a small reminder of the legacy of this city's inestimable contribution to the Allied victory almost 60 years ago.
During the May Blitz Liverpool was the most heavily bombed city outside of London suffering over 4000 civilian casualties, the devastation of wide areas of the city centre and the destruction of 11 000 homes.
The extent of Liverpool's damage in the war is not widely known in the UK.
www.downtownliverpool.org /archive/archive_jun04.htm   (1320 words)

 : Downtown Liverpool Organisation: Archive October 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Liverpool has hardly any ‘Grade A’ office space to meet demands (of 1.5 m sq ft) but also, and quite worryingly, the public sector account for 35% of demand for other space downtown.
Issues we raised when Liverpool City Council was considering the pilot included the lack of proprietors of either the business or premises in Church Street, an area charcterised by big retail multiples and little mixed-use, that are city based concerns.
Liverpool’s contribution to civilisation cannot be rivalled by many other cities (we just don’t see the need pickle its physical fabric because of this!) and is now being told online.
www.downtownliverpool.org /archive/archive_oct04.htm   (2464 words)

 The Blitz
The raids fell away during the early summer as Luftwaffe forces were withdrawn from the west in preparation for the invasion of the USSR.
The Blitz, the German air raids against London between Sept and Nov 1940, and against many other cities into 1941, was responsible for the death of an estimated 40,000 civilians.
Despite the damage and suffering caused by the Blitz, the desperate battle in the skies, and the isolation of Britain, Churchill was able to inspire a spirit of defiance and grim determination in the face of adversity.
homepage.eircom.net /~finnegam/war/blitz.htm   (3913 words)

 BBC - WW2 People's War - Liverpool blitz (1940/1941) - A2315530
Both sets of grandparents lived through the war - my father's Dad was in the army (evacuated from Dunkirk, later took part in D-Day landings), my dad's Mam stayed in Liverpool with 5 children, her mother, sister and her son all in the one (small) house.
My Nan, who's still alive, stayed in Liverpool with her mother, two younger sisters and, from 1943, my mother too, again all in the same house.
My father's mother and her sister were great talkers and loved telling stories from the Blitz - and even now my dad's eldest sister will talk about the huge bombing raids of winter 1940 and May 1941 on Liverpool.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A2315530   (419 words)

 Liverpool Albert Docks Maritime Museum Liverpool Capital of Culture Tate Liver UKE
Not by accident, you go down several floors to the depths of this museum to hear the experiences of slaves brought here by White Slave Traders to Liverpool, whose port was at the centre of the trans-Atlantic slave trade triangle from the 16th century.
Liverpool was one of the most heavily bombed cities in the UK during the Second World.
The key focus is the 1941 May Blitz bombing in Liverpool, which resulted in the largest number of civilian casualties outside of London during the war.
www.iknow-northwest.co.uk /tourist_information/liverpool/liverpool_centre/albert_docks.htm   (464 words)

 Southport Reporter - News.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The profound effects that the war had on the community of Liverpool is examined through the personal accounts of people from all walks of life and ages - a disappearing generation.
This photographic exhibition is a celebration of the city in the 1960s, featuring an entertaining mix of snapshots of stars and everyday Liverpool life, from pictures of his dad at home at 20 Forthlin Road to the kings of rock 'n' roll.
Liverpool Rossetti, at the the Walker from the 16 October 2003 to 18 January 2004.
www.southportreporter.com /101/southportreporter101-8.shtml   (1748 words)

 South Liverpool Community Home Page at South Liverpool.Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Liverpool is a city with global ambitions, determined to cement its status as an international visitor destination and aspiring to be recognised as European Capital of Culture in 2008.
The Liverpool Culture Company asked the people of Liverpool what is unique about their city, its culture and its place in Europe.
The Liverpool Community Network is a network of networks that enables voluntary, community and faith groups to have a collective voice as part of both individual networks and the larger voluntary sector assembly.
globalwarmingmedia.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk /community.htm   (3364 words)

 Irish Famine Memorials: UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The memorial is sited in the grounds of St Luke's Church, itself a memorial to the Liverpool Blitz.
In Liverpool parish in 1847 alone over 7,000 paupers were buried in mass graves.
The descendants of Irish migrants who remained in Liverpool have made a distinctive contribution to the multi-cultural heritage of the city.
www.soton.ac.uk /~pg2/FammemsUK.html   (300 words)

 Tenbury Wells Evacuee - Part Five - My mother Joins Me in Tenbury in 1941
The bombing of Merseyside reached its peak in the seven-night blitz of 1-7 May 1941.
To be fair to her, she is slaving away at a machine in the Dunlop Factory in Walton Vale, Liverpool, earning the money to live on, and to keep the home going in Eton Street.
It's the farm where the unfortunate little girl Peggy lived before her parents took her back to Liverpool where she is subsequently killed by a German landmine.
evans-experientialism.freewebspace.com /evacuee05.htm   (2521 words)

 Liverpool City Council Spirit of the blitz recreated in Liverpool
Liverpool City Council Spirit of the blitz recreated in Liverpool
The spirit of the blitz will be recreated at a special event in Liverpool this Sunday (10 July).
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Alan Dean, will lay a wreath to remember those who lost their lives during the war.
www.liverpool.gov.uk /News/newsdetail_1270.asp   (429 words)

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