Air Raid Precautions


War time air raids brought death, destruction and disruption. 60 595 civilians died as a result of enemy action in the United Kingdom.
Streets were subject to lighting restrictions - the blackout.
Volunteers needed to be trained in civil defence duties. These included fire-fighting, first aid and ambulance driving.
Civilians were instructed in how to protect themselves against poison gas attack and issued with gas masks, which they were encouraged to carry on all journeys.


Air Raid Precautions 1924-1939
British Ultimatum Expires
The Phoney War
The Blitz
London Under Fire - Postcards
Deaths and Injuries
Gas Masks
The Blackout


Copyright 2003 Peter N. Risbey.