The London Bombings aka: The Blitz occurred from 1940-1941. The Nazis attacked London by dropping bombs on the town at night. London was not the only town affected by these horrible actions. Bristol, Plymouth, Southampton, Portsmouth, Hull, Birmingham, and Glasgow were all hit. The reason it is called the London bombings is because it was targeted 71 times. Although the bombing was tragic it was not influential enough to impair British production. The Nazis wanted the British to surrender but that goal was not reached. The bombings were so bad that the citizens had to take cover underground and one of the most common hiding place was in the London Underground stations.