• Marc Wiggam

Following and Resisting the Blackout in Britain and Germany

In this chapter, Wiggam contends that fairness in how the blackout regulations were applied was central to how it was legitimized. He also clarifies that although there was pressure to reduce or entirely abandon the blackout in Britain, the Air Ministry considered it a vital part of civil defense, based in no small part on the difficulties that the Royal Air Force had in finding targets at the beginning of the war. The blackout was a system of social discipline for the Nazi Party in Germany, as well as being part of the civil defence system.


Civil defense Blackout Civil liberties Bombing war 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Wiggam
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  1. 1.School of Advanced StudyLondonUK

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