The first death occurred on August 9 1940, Johanna Mandale, Prenton Lane, Prenton. The raids continued until November 1 1941, killing in total 464 people. 2,079 homes were demolished and over 26,000 damaged. The raids of March 12/13, 267 people died on those dates rising to 288 in the following days and weeks.
During the March raid, 40 land mines and 180 heavy bombs were dropped as well as other nasty material.
For air raid protection, there were, 7,800 Brick shelters (Domestic) 717 Communal, 3,000 Morrison, 204 Public Shelters, 6,000 Anderson. Also Tranmere and Bidston Shelters, Railway (Underground Stations) Mersey Tunnel and the Market Vaults.
Edited by bert1 (29th Aug 2015 7:00am)
God help us,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.