The first German bombs landed on Merseyside on 9 August 1940 at Prenton, Birkenhead. In the following sixteen months, German bombs killed 2716 people in Liverpool, 442 people in Birkenhead, 409 people in Bootle and 332 people in Wallasey.

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the U-boat peril.' (He was referring to German submarines, which remained the Allies' principal threat at sea). The greatest challenge, Churchill felt, was to manage strategy around the Atlantic shipping routes which required 'statistics, diagrams and curves unknown to the nation, incomprehensible to the public'.
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We are situated under Derby House/Exchange Flags and behind Liverpool town hall.

   
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