On the evening of December 29, 1940, the German luftwaffe dropped tens of thousands of incendiary bombs on the heart of London. This was the night Hitler hoped would break the spirit of the British people and leave them begging for peace. As firemen and workers fought all night to control the burning, many risking their lives, Londoners fled to shelters, uncertain if their homes would survive the bombing. The following morning they emerged after a terrifying and sleepless night to face the smoking ruins of the city. Based on more than two years' research uncovering eyewitness accounts, this program transforms intimate true stories into emotional drama. The film innovatively mixes CGI and archival footage to create spectacular scenes that bring the awful night to life.
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