(Bonus) Trekking during the WWII Blitz


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(Bonus) Large numbers of British civilians engaged in trekking during the WWII Blitz. This involved leaving cities at night to sleep in nearby towns and rural areas. The practice was most prevalent in provincial cities during early 1941. While the British Government was concerned that trekking indicated that civilian morale was under strain, the practice was generally motivated by a desire to avoid the risk of death or injury and to be able to sleep.

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