Statistics houses

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Statistics houses

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Notes 4.5 million houses out of 13 million damaged by bombing including those recently destroyed by flying bombs and rockets.

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SValentineJRM1251404v10101

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almost entirely suspended during the war.

The enemy has done his best to make this our biggest problem. Out of 13 million houses existing at the outbreak of war, more than 4 1/2 million had been damaged by bombing up to the end of September. Of these, over 200,000 have been totally destroyed or damaged beyond repair, and 250,000 more rendered uninhabitable. The great majority of the damaged houses have not yet been fully repaired.

As a measure of recent happenings, the flying bombs and rockets accounted for 81,000 of the houses destroyed or put out of use, and over a million of the four millions that have been damaged but are still habitable.

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“Statistics houses,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22085.

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