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Yesterday’s Papers

Another timeless front page from the archives

FIRST BOMBS FALL ON WWII BRITAIN

Spitfires won the day by repelling the raid, but the newspaper front pages did not tell the whole story

The declaration of war on 3 September 1939 sent Britons rushing to prepare for what many feared would be an overwhelming aerial bombing campaign by the Germans. Shelters went up and gas masks were bought, while the Royal Air Force scrambled fighters. But the air raids everyone anticipated didn’t come immediately.

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