At the end of the long hot summer of 1939, Britain was plunged into the most brutal war ever fought. Husbands and lovers, fathers and brothers departed for the front. While at home, gas masks, ARP drills, the blackout and "put out that light" became the norm. In these Blitz years, more women and children were killed than soldiers. Overnight, ordinary civilians became heroes. Now British Pathe News has interwoven the memories of these men and women with the newsreel of the day to create 'The Blitz Years'. A lasting tribute to the spirit of the Home Front.