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My Spring Fling 2009 entry is a WWII English Anderson (bomb) shelter in a suburban garden with a British Resistance Operational Base hidden underneath.The V...

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During WW2 my grandparents had an Anderson shelter in their back garden. Years after the war it was still there, being used as a garden shed.

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Anderson Shelter Display, Classroom Display, class display, history, world war, bomb, shelter, past, old, Early Years (EYFS), KS1 & KS2 Primary Resources

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A family goes into an Anderson air raid shelter in their garden, 1939. Each person carries a gas mask in a little box.

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A woman in Clapham (south London) waters vegetables planted on the roof of her Anderson shelter in the garden.

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Illustrated history of the Blitz

Simple corrugated steel Anderson shelters, covered over by earth, were dug into gardens up and down the country. While providing surprisingly good protection from all but direct hits, they were often very cold, wet and miserable places in which to shelter.

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This way to the Air Raid Shelter ~ London Underground - not my London thank God, but my poor mother and her family (along with thousands of others) had to sleep there.

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