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Blackout-what was it like

Article about: were the blackouts in Europe total?no lights at all showing at night? seems like you could commit a crime easily...

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    all very interesting...all replies good reading for me....much thanks

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    In Denmark the amount of petty crimes and violence increased in a similar manner due to black out, and later the absence of police.

    Official numbers from the years under German occupation:
    (In 1940 there lived about 3.850.000 people in Danmark)

    1940: 6.300
    1941: 8.996
    1942: 12.409
    1943: 14.068
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    1944: 11.730
    1945: 9.810

    (1944 numbers and especially 1945 numbers can't be trusted, since the police were disbanded by the Germans in 1944, and therefore numbers for 1944 and 1945 are much, much higher)

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    Interesting enough numbers never returned to pre-war levels after the war.
    Keep in mind, that much of the increase in crime is because of the black market trade.

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    My Grandad was an ARP warden and I remember him telling me how many times he walked or ran into lamp posts during the blackout!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    "Blackout-what was it like?"

    This........
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    heres an article in a 1944 newspaper i have. It doesnt say it was specifically blackout looting but it gives you an idea of the kind of things that went on

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    Have a read of this !
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    In England I believe there was also an increase in the conceiving of babies

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