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

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1a In late 1939, why did the War Cabinet believe that the construction of air raid shelters should continue?

1b Why was the press criticised by the War Cabinet?

Extract from War Cabinet Minutes, November 1939

PRO ref: 121 (2) Cab.56/2; Extract from War Cabinet Minutes 121 (39)  November 1939
PRO ref: 121 (2) Cab.65/2; War Cabinet Minutes 121 (39) November 1939