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5a In the extract from Mrs. Fleming's letter to the Ministry of Security, she listed problems that she had found in public air raid shelters.
Can you make a list of these problems?

5b What do you think was the worst of the problems listed by Mrs. Fleming?

5c Do you think that the government could or should have done anything about these problems?

Letter from Jenny Fleming addressed to Herbert Morrison 23 October 1940

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PRO ref: PAD/23PA; Letter from Jenny Fleming to Herbert Morrison, 23rd October 1940