Britain in the Blitz
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Bomb sirens wail, the floor shakes, Doodlebugs glide overhead, families rush into their Anderson shelters and evacuees crowd railway stations to escape. Welcome to Britain in the Blitz at Flambards – which was confirmed by Dame Vera Lynn as being an authentic reconstruction of life on the home front.
Explore our life-sized replica of a London street blitzed during World War II. Read the touching original letters from child evacuees writing home. Imagine families’ fear as a Doodlebug mobs glided ominously towards their homes. Peep in as a mother tucks up her children while her husband serves his country on the front line.
The exhibition was the first of its kind in the UK when it was opened by Dame Vera in 1984. Since then, hundreds of thousands of survivors have agreed it’s a realistic and sensitive homage to those who managed to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On,’ despite the hardships of war.