A solider, possibly home on leave, takes in the destruction on the corner of St. George's Crescent and Lord Street on 4 May 1941. The night of 3 May was the most heavy and determined assault. Wave upon wave of bombers attacked from the north to the south of the city.
At the start of the war ordinary soldiers were paid only two shillings a week. Often this left their wives and children in hardship. Servicemen must have feared greatly for their families' safety back at home, especially during the May Blitz.
“I used to cry bitterly. My dad didn’t come home very often once the war began. I remember saying, ‘Oh please dad don’t go back’ and I used to say, ‘I hate those Germans’, and dad would say, ‘You mustn’t say things like that, there’s nothing wrong with the German people'”.
Marion Browne, 2002. Liverpool Voices Archive, Museum of Liverpool