In reality the Battle of Britain and the Blitz were closely related. The raid on London was supposed to signal the last stage of the 'softening up' of. Watch and listen to BBC clips about the Blitz in London and the rest of Britain on London on 7 September during what became known as the Battle of. The Blitz. An air raid siren will play automatically on this page. of bombing the British air force (Battle of Britain) and began to concentrate on bombing London. Life was very hard during the Blitz and frightening too. Still, at Southampton , attacks were so effective morale did give way briefly with civilian authorities leading people en masse out of the city. Follow us fb tw. ISBN Murray, Williamson Around people were killed and another 2, injured. What the Blitz did achieve was a very high level of civilian casualty. Grub Street, London The action did not guarantee automatic success. Douglas set about introducing more squadrons and dispersing the few GL sets to create a carpet effect in the southern counties. Navigation Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Donate to Wikipedia Wikipedia store. The main damage was inflicted on the commercial and domestic areas. People left shelters when told instead of refusing to leave, although many housewives reportedly enjoyed the break from housework. In , a committee of psychiatrists predicted there would be three times as many mental as physical casualties from aerial bombing, implying three to four million psychiatric patients.