During the war,Hull was only ever referred to as A North-east coast town

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During the war,Hull was only ever referred to as A North-east coast town

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Reasons why Hull was not names and summary of the damage done noting that Hull suffered more than any other city including 1200 people killed and 152000 rendered homeless.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Roger Dunsford

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During the war, Hull was only ever referred to as
A North-east coast town.

Why, you may well ask.
The official reasons given were:
[symbol] To keep up the countries [sic] moral
[symbol] To prevent the enemy knowing that Hull was an important City
[symbol] To avoid giving tactical information to the enemy
Hull suffered more than any other city.
Over 1,200 people lost their lives.
Over 3,000 people were seriously injured.
Out of the 192,660 habitable houses in Hull at the beginning of the war, only 5,938 escaped damage.
152,000 people were rendered homeless at one time or another.
Three million square feet of factory space was wiped out.
Half the main shopping area was obliterated.
27 churches were destroyed.
14 schools were destroyed.
The docks were continually bombarded.
This ordeal was spread over the course of the war, with more than seventy separate attacks.

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“During the war,Hull was only ever referred to as A North-east coast town,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17948.

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