Blitz Stories: How People Risked Their Lives to Protect Places They Loved

While most people took refuge in air raid shelters and underground stations when the bombs of the Blitz rained down, others risked life and limb to protect their towns and cities from destruction.

Night after night, women, men and youths battled on the Home Front against great odds to save the places in which they lived, worked, played and worshipped.

Find out how the Blitz affected places from Hull in the north to Exeter in the south, and read the stories of remarkable people endeavouring to prevent the loss of ordinary and extraordinary buildings.