But that is 45 years ago and it is surely time for national recognition of Hull's blitz years?
In 2015 various T.V. programs are being aired remembering the war years but the latest new BBC series marking the anniversary of the start of the Blitz has been labelled a disgrace for once again opting to ignore Hull.
According to the Yorkshire Post the new series, called Blitz Cities, takes "celebrities back to their hometowns to discover more about the Luftwaffe’s attacks. It starts on Monday with actor Shane Richie taking to the skies over London."
Hull has famous celebrities such as Maureen Lipman, Tom Courtney, playwright Alan Plater, The Beautiful South band, John Alderton actor, John Prescott M.P. and more that it could call on.
Alan Brigham, the chairman of the Hull People’s War Memorial, which has raised £100,000 towards a memorial to the 1,200 people, who died during the blitz said;
“Hull was the most devastated town or city in the UK. In the Commonwealth it was second only to Malta.“London had more bombs, with Hull the second highest, but with Hull being so much smaller, the bombs were concentrated into a smaller area.
Hull and the Blitz
During the nights of Wednesday May 7 and Thursday May 8 1941 Hull was bombed incessantly. On May 8 more than 300 bombs fell on this small city, which was primarily a north eastern England port at that time. Around 800 fires broke out due to incendiary bombs. Hull was not alone as towns and cities around the UK felt the wrath of Herr Hitler.
In Hull though on the morning of May 9 1941 the people of Hull looked out on a battered city where smoke hung heavy in the air. Devastation was everywhere. The city centre was ravaged. The death toll in Hull was 424 and included new born babies and the very old.
This huge death toll meant that most people knew someone who had lost a loved one over these two days of bombing. Then of course there were the injured. 30 were in hospital with wounds which looked set to take their lives.
These two nights are forever remembered as the darkest in Kingston-upon-Hull's history. Time heals wounds and blurs memories but, for those old enough to have lived through the Blitz, it will no doubt stay with them forever.
RAF pilots who had taken off from Denmark reported that they could see the glow of Hull on fire in the distance. No street, road or avenue was untouched.
On the Wednesday night 7,350 people were made homeless, helpless or destitute by the bombing. The following night a further 6,841 suffered the same fate. Added to this there were hundreds and thousands of municipal buildings, houses, shops and offices seriously damaged.
Each night's bombing lasted around six hours. Imagine the fear and horror. The people rose to the challenge and their tough resilience saw them through.
After the war, unlike countries such as Germany that were able to rebuild quickly due to funding, cities in the UK, such as Hull, were left with bomb damage for decades.
To this day the Blitz has left its scars on this feisty town and its people. And to this day it is ignored outside of the city.
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