WORLD WAR II AIR RAID PROTECTION 

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What to Do in an Air Raid

Extract from a 1942 bulletin from the Chicago Metropolitan Area Office of Civil Defense.  Reports the air raid precautions of the large Marshall Field & Company Department Store, including the organization and numbers of its trained personnel and the capabilities the store's teams had. (Entry 010935)

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Civvy Street In World War 2: Tom Fletcher's true story of civilian life in wartime

By Tom Fletcher. Oral history of air raid precautions in Filton, United Kingdom with information on sheltering, an air raid, and the evacuation of children to safe areas. (Entry 010936)

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Berlin Air-raid Shelters, Flak Towers, and Bunkers

By Roy Smith. Provides a basic description of antiaircraft artillery towers and shelters in Berlin, the status of current sites, the history of some sites, and photographs of remaining structures.  (Entry 010937)

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Protection and Air Raid Shelters

By Alan L. Putland. Thorough summary of the various sheltering options put in place in the United Kingdom in World War II including sandbagging, shelters, and the use of the Underground stations. (Entry 010938)

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A.R.P. Sector plans of the Plymouth Blitz

By Steve Johnson. Images of a master map of Plymouth used for air raid protection during World War II.  (Entry 010939)

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Air Raid Shelters: The Anderson Shelter Brief synopsis of the British Anderson Shelter's characteristics and a drawing of the shelter. (Entry 010986)

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Air Raid Shelters: The Morrison Shelter

Brief synopsis of the British Morrison Shelter's characteristics and a drawing of the shelter. (Entry 010940)

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WWII 1940-44 Naples is Bombed Day and Night

Brief synopsis of shelters in Naples constructed by the UMPA (civil defense) program under Mussolini. (Entry 010941)

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The Air-Raid Shelter Museum Information on a restored air raid shelter in the City of Hamburg, Germany, with shelter capacity information. (Entry 010987)

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Serving on the Home Front in World War II

Roster of Civil Defense identity cards distributed in 1942 for Dover, Massachusetts, with names, duties, and station for air raid wardens, police, fire, and Red Cross canteen personnel. (Entry 010942)

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Air-Raid Warning Yellow

By Peggy McClain Frailey. Oral history of Civil Defense activities in Mount Union, Pennsylvania in World War II, with information on exercises and communications. (Entry 010943)

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The Blitz

Brief summary history of the London Blitz of 1940-41. Places air raid precautions in context with the war at the time. (Entry 010944)

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Emporium Block Plan Sets Pace For Great Task

By Robert De Roos. Reprint of 1942 article describing the development of a model civil defense plan for a city block, lead by planning for a major department store. (Entry 010945)

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Warden's Report Form

PDF file of a standard British air raid warden's report form from World War II. (Entry 010946)

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Community Civil Defense

Includes original letters urging creation of a Defense Council, application form for Defense Council positions, and rule establishing Air Raid Wardens' duties. (Entry 010947)

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Mary's story: An Air Raid Warden in Coventry

Brief oral history of an individual's participation as an air raid warden in World War II in the United Kingdom. (Entry 010948)

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The air raid warden's tale

Interview of Barbara Castle covering her experiences as an air raid warden in World War II in the United Kingdom and the adequacy of pre-war preparations. (Entry 010949)

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Air Raid pt2

Report of the destruction of an air raid shelter in 1941 when a German bomb hit it directly, along with information on the rescue efforts. (Entry 010950)

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We waited for the shelter to be hit

Interview with Jean Ruddock detailing her experiences in using air raid shelter in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during World War II. (Entry 010951)

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An eye witness's story

Interview with Gladys Steer covering her experiences in air raid shelters and her father's service as an air raid warden in Coventry, United Kingdom in World War II. (Entry 010952)

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Plymouth's World War Two Underground Air Raid Shelters

By Stephen Johnson. Personal report of investigation of a number of air raid shelters in Plymouth, England, with extensive selection of images.  (Entry 010953)

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World War II (1939-1945)

Summary of the development of Singapore Passive Defense, including the Auxiliary Fire Service, the Air Rapid Protection Service, the Medical Auxiliary Service, and the Auxiliary Police Force through 1942. (Entry 010956)

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AFS And The Blitz

History of the development of the Auxiliary Fire Service in the United Kingdom during World War II, a summary of equipment, and a description of its role in air raid firefighting. (Entry 010957)

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Auxiliary Fire Service

Summary of the development of the Irish Auxiliary Fire Service with a brief overview of the role in World War II. (Entry 010958)

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Women at War: Auxiliary Fire Service

Overview of the role of women in the Auxiliary Fire Service in the United Kingdom during World War II with information on key dates and authorized strength. (Entry 010960)

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The Fire-bombing of Dresden: An eye-witness account Interview of Lothar Metzger recounting his experiences and the psychological impact of a major bombing attack on Germany. (Entry 010985)

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Historical Analysis of the 14-15 February 1945 Bombings of Dresden United States Air Force Air University report detailing the impact of large scale strategic bombing on a relatively poorly defended city. (Entry 010983)

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United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report European theater summary prepared by the United States Strategic Bombing Survey to summarize the impact of strategic bombing on World War II. (Entry 010984)

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Japanese Civil Defense Pictures and a brief summary of Japanese Civil Defense activities in World War II. (Entry 0110140)