Evacuees, air raid shelters, gas masks, ID cards, queues for food, Local Defence Volunteers - The Home Guard, snap drills, sandbagging, searchlights, the Auxiliary Fire Service, barrage balloons - this was life in Britain in World War Two on the Home Front When mainland Europe fell to the Nazis in 1939, Great Britain was left isolated, alone. The nation geared up for conflict. Conscription, evacuation, rationing, the population learned to live with the privations that come with war. Hitler attacks, and after his failure to overcome the RAF in the Battle of Britain, the nation has to endure an unprecedented aerial bombardment of its cities. The air raids lasted for eight months, killing 67,000 civilians. This drew the people of the nation together and ignited a common spirit of defiance against its powerful enemy. By refusing to crumble, Britain was able to continue in the fight. This was our finest hour.