The Ministry of Home Security made hundreds of short films to be shown in cinemas during the second world war. This is a short film about how to prepare a refuge room in a house.
This excellent condition Scottish area marking for Ayr County turned up at a car boot sale today - for £1. It's in the proper old gold colour and not the post war yellow.
Interesting document from the Ministry of Home Security regarding a 'purple' air raid warning.
Great photo from 20 January, 1940 when the Regional Commissioner for the South-Eastern Region addressed a large group of various Kent CD personnel at Chatham. Don't see many HQ helmets.
This little poem was used to teach wardens and other civil defence personnel about how to recognise certain gases by the smell they emitted. You certainly don't want to smell Lewisite...
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