Coventry was in a terrible state after the Blitz, and so were all of the people living there.
Most people thought that they were going to die, a few did, but many people survived it.
Thousands upon thousands of people became homeless for a long time, and thought that they
would never settle into a house ever again. It was a long time before houses were rebuilt because the roads and house foundations
were blown up and had to be re-tarmacced, so the house would not be one-sided.
Some people went hungry because the shops and supermarkets that supplied people with food had been
blown to smitherines, but people were provided with food rations, which was not a lot, but just enough for one each person
to live on.