Bombing of Britain - Why were so many shelters built during 1939-1941? Main page

Questions Source 1Source 2Source 3Source 4Source 5
4a Using the example given in the source, from a London Borough, make a list of the different types of public shelters.

4b The biggest shelter in Camberwell had places for 860 people in daytime, and 450 at night. Where was this shelter? What type of shelter was it?

4c Do you think that a concrete public shelter would have been safer than a private one?

4d Look at the Photograph in source 4b which shows a hit on a public shelter. Does this make you rethink your answer to 4c?

4e What sort of shelter would you choose to be in during a bombing raid?

Borough of Camberwell Air Raid Shelter Accommodation Public Shelters 28 August 1939

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PRO ref: HO 207/532; Borough of Camberwell Air Raid Shelter Accommodation Public Shelters 28 August 1939