Blackout- What effect did the Blackout have on people's lives? Main page

Questions Source 1Source 2Source 3Source 4
2a How many people died of road accidents during 'the hours of darkness' in the period 1st October - 31st December 1939?

2b Look at paragraph 2. What is being blamed for this rise in accidents?

2c Do you think a poster like source 1 would have helped to reduce accidents in the Blackout?

Notes for a debate in the House of Commons on Blackout accidents. January 1940

PRO ref: MT 55/296; Notes  for a debate in the  House of Commons on Blackout accidents. January 1940