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The Hull Blitz
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Wartime newspaper article from Hull Daily Mail 1940

Hull Daily Mail article dated 18 December 1940 about wartime traffic accidents.  It reads;

"11,424 Deaths Since War Started.  During the 15 months of the war, 11,424 people have been killed on the roads - an increase of 3,141 over the 15 months preceding the war, states the Ministry of Transport.  Thenumber of fatalities on the roads last month is only 10 less that the total recorded for December last year - hitherto the worst month.  The figure of 11,148 (?) is a little higher than that for October.

 

Most of the fatal road accidents ocurred during the hous of darkness and rather over half of those killed were pedestrians."