Air Raid Precaution
In the event of an air raid you will need to take cover, stay safe and don’t panic. If you hear the air raid sirens and you are at home the first thing you need to do is get you and your family to your Morrison shelter, however if you are not at home and you are on the road turn off your car lights and look for a blue light. Once you have spotted a blue light head towards it and get inside the building that the light is coming from.
A Morison shelter is an inside steel cage that can fit a family of six inside and it has proven to hold the wait of a falling roof. A Morison shelter can also be used as a table in your refuge room. You need to stay in your shelter until you hear the all clear siren. The vital things that you will need to take into your shelter with you are: Gas masks, gloves, blankets, food and a torch.
In the event of a gas attack hold your breath until you have put your gas mask on. Always put your children’s gas masks on first. Put your gloves on because the Germans will use mustard gas and mustard gas will burn your skin. The ARP wardens (Air Raid Precaution) will warn you about a gas attack using a gas rattle. If you hear the gas rattle the ARP wardens will make sure you do the right things.
Anderson shelters are a shelter made of corrugated metal and are basically outdoor Morrison shelters that need to be partly buried. Anderson shelters have bed frames installed in them so you won’t have to use your own bed frame but you will need blankets and pillows to keep warm. Your family will be better protected in your Anderson shelter but they will be less protected out in the open.
You will need to have a refuge room and the best place to have it is in front of your garden because bombs go deeper in soil which will prevent the damage done. You need to remove everything that is made of glass from your refuge room to pravent it shatering everywhere and inguring you and your family.
Follow theese instructions and you and your family will be safe during the war. Remember keep calm and don’t panic and you will be safe during the war.
The blaze of the cold fire flicked dimmly in the silent dark atmosphere. The wirless vibrated heavillyand crackeld. Everey once in a while making a terrible sound multipling the intense petrifying truth.
The wirless turned on and the missereble, shocking speech began…Jimmy was trembeling next to dad on the sofa. Patricia was biting her sharp, trembeling nails trying desperetely not to cry out loud”…If Germany do not with draw there troops from Poland by 11 o’clock then we will haveno choice to declair WAR…”
The roring fire was flickering left then right there mum was thinking I lost to many in the first war it surely can’t happen again. “…Germany have not with drawn there troops from Poland…” Choan was wathing Avirell and Rebekah [a Jue] in the garden so happy they were going to America. “… WAR is declerad boamed the voice of Neville Chambeland .” God save the queen belowd out of the wirless. Heart struck , Jimmy and his dad stood up and straightend thereties and crop tops.
The parents all remebering all to well the chaos of the first world war had caused and all the family the had lost. Embrasing the sorow, terifying, heart crackeling truth they refused to edmit defeat. Hoping for the best was all they could do. They were hoping not to have to use the gas mask or the anderson sheltor.
As the burning coals flickered into life the family anxiously gathered around the wireless. Dad tuned in just in time. The Primeminister began: ” I am speaking to you from the cabinet room at ten Downing street…”. Dad and Jimmy sat side by side on the crammped sofa stairing aimlessly at the wireless, with Patricia sat opposite chewing her nails nervously. The Primeminister continued “… This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final note stating that, unless we heard from them by 11o’clock that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland a state of war would exist between us.”
Mum, next to Patricia in an armchair knew what was coming next. “…I have to tell you that no such undertaking has been received and that consequently this country is at war with Germany.” A terrified look crossed mum’s face as the thought of the last war with Germany flooded into her mind.
The national anthem began and everyone stood up with grief. Dad and Jimmy straitened their ties and pulled out their tank tops. An awful thought came to mum: Jimmy could soon be on the front line.
Everyone sat down as the final coal in the grate died.
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The coals had nearly burnt their last spark when suddenly, the wireless crackled to life.
It was Neville Chamberlain “I am broadcasting from 10 Downing St…”
Mum definitely knew what was coming but the main thing she was worried about was Jimmy “what if he was to go to war “.
…Hitler has refused to withdraw his troops so we had no other choice but to declare war with Germany”. That was the moment they had all been dreading, the moment that they had been hoping would never come but at least they knew that they were prepared for what was coming. That day world peace was broken and nearly all hope was lost and the last spark in the fireplace had gone out. As the National anthem played, (also known as God saved the Queen) they all stood up. No one wanted another world war mostly because of the last war and all of the millions of men that had lost their lives while fighting for their country, but there was no turning back now.
It was midnight and London was silent,
Everybody waiting to see the hell of Hitlers making,
Seachlights piecing the midnight sky looking for bombers.
The barrage balloons raking across the cloudless sky waiting to take down German planes,
London’s people wait for the ear-piercing sound of the air raid siren.
Flames came raining down in their millions lighting up the streets of London for all to see,
Bombs began to fall letting loose treacherous flames onto the city,
Smouldering buildings crash onto the oliberated streets,
Roaring flames race through the devestated city,
Families scurry and scramble looking for a safe place to hide.
The coal blazing in the background of the shameful, solemn words of Neville Chamberlain as he spoke the words “I am speaking to you from the Cabinet Room on 10 Downing Street…” Jimmy and Arthur sat on the cramp sofa in the living room while on the other side Patricia was biting her nails anxiously, beside the worrying mother who looked fine on the outside, but on the inside she was being torn apart. As the radio crackled away, outside Rebecca was playing with Rachel having fun but inside the house was pure pain “… we are now at war” Neville declared and then everyone stood up as the national anthem played everyone realised how bad this really was as they felt the sorrow and pain as the noise of the god save the queen played away. The men tugged there tank tops and straitened there ties and the girls neatened their dresses and they felt for others.
London falls silent,
Waiting for the hell of Hitler’s making.
Waiting for the death and destruction
Of the city.
Families wait for what could be their final days.
The bombers arrive at the crack of dawn,
Ready to destroy city after city.
Searchlights light up the blood lit dawn,
While the barrage balloons get ready to snag And rake at the Germans
To salute our glorious victory.
Hanging over the heart of Britain
The city screams for someone to stop it,
Someone to bring Hitler to his defeat.
London waits in an eerie silence,
Waiting for devastation,
While the children lie in their beds,
Fearing the worst.
As Germans drop their bombs
Over the towns and cities.
Flames lick through the windows of houses.
Skeletal remains of burnt down houses
Stand over the deserted streets.
Smoke billows through the dusty night air
And London awakes to a blood-lit dawn.
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London waits for devastation
Whilst the search lights fill the air.
Bombers drop from overhead from the direction of screaming kids.
Adults shiver with cold-blooded-hearts
While the kids cry from the hell of Hitler’s making.
They wake up to blood lit dawn to see skeletal remains.
Death, destruction from a hurricane of fire.
Minute after minute I catch my death
Hoping I will be alright.
Air raid precautions
Be ready for an air raid
Be ready for a gas attack
Be ready to protect your home
Read this and you might survive the Blitz.
When the siren goes
Either go to a public shelter or go to your Anderson, or Morrison shelter at your home. If out and about there will be an ARP warden to direct you to the nearest public shelter. He will instruct you to walk swiftly and calmly to the nearest public shelter.
In the event of a gas attack
You must do the following:
- Calmly put on your children’s gas mask
- Then put on your own.
Proceed immediately to a public shelter and wait for the gas to clear before you return to your Anderson shelter and the safety of your home.
How to protect your home
You will need:
- A door to barrack aid you windows.
- Wooden beams to strengthen walls and
- An Anderson or Morrison shelter to protect yourself from falling debris.
How to make your refuge room as safe as possible,
To make you refuge room as safe as possible, you must remove all the glass, and then tape up the windows to stop pieces of glass piercing your room.
A safe box or a Morrison shelter will stop falling debris hitting you, and it may also be used as a table to serve food.
Black out the windows so Nazis don’t see the light to aim at.
Use wooden beams to strengthen the walls from bomb blast, and make sure you safe room is near the garden because the dirt absorbs the blast of the bomb.
You may buy an Anderson or Morrison shelter at all great shops.
In conclusion you have a good chance of surviving the lighting war.
London waits anxiously for the arrival of Hitler
Behind black-out curtains.
Families go in their shelters to stay safe from bombs.
London waits quietly as all the people are sleeping.
Wailing sirens pierce the peace of the night.
They could heir the rumbling noise of the planes.
Flares were dropping to light up the city,
Then the bombs started raining down.
The hungry flames were destroying London.
All they leave is the skeleton of the house.
You could heir the creaking of the houses,
As if they were going to tumble down.
The blood lit dawn reveal’s the Terries of the night.
The city was covered in smoke,
Pieces of houses crumbling off.
Fireman were pulling out people who have been crushed,
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The wireless crackled to life just in time to hear Neville Chamberlain’s speech, “I’m speaking to you from the cabinet room in 10 Downing Street…
Mum, Dad and Jimmy were very anxious about what he was going say but, Mum already knew what he was going to say “… Adolf Hitler refused to withdraw his attack against Poland so we are now at War with Germany.
That was the moment when everybody was upset because they Remember ww1 to well and Mum thinks that Jimmy might have to fight in the war. Then the national anthem came on Jimmy and dad stood up and sorted there ties and there tank tops out so they looked smart.