Air Raid Shelters

On the night of 30 September 1917 some 300 000 Londoners had taken shelter in the capital's underground system during a German air raid. The government feared a repetition of these grim scenes in any future war and the development of a 'deep shelter mentality' by thousands of citizens, who would disappear underground and refuse to come to the surface.

Public Shelters
The Anderson Shelter
The Morrison Shelter
The London Underground (Tube)
Shelter Life Underground Photos

Copyright 2002 Peter N. Risbey.