Andersen shelters
Air-raid shelters, also known as bomb shelters, are structures for the protection of non-combatants as well as combatants against enemy attacks from the air. They are similar to bunkers in many regards, although they are not designed to defend against ground attack (but many have been successfully used as defensive structures in such situations).
Prior to World War II, in May 1924, an Air Raid Precautions Committee was set up in the United Kingdom. For years, little progress was made with shelters because of the apparently irreconcilable conflict between the need to send the public underground for shelter and the need to keep them above ground for protection against gas attacks. In February 1936 the Home Secretary appointed a technical Committee on Structural Precautions against Air Attack. By November 1937, there had only been slow progress, because of a serious lack of data on which to base any design recommendations, and the Committee proposed that the Home Office should have its own department for research into structural precautions, rather than relying on research work done by the Bombing Test Committee to support the development of bomb design and strategy. This proposal was eventually implemented in January 1939.
During the Munich crisis, local authorities dug trenches to provide shelter. After the crisis, the British Government decided to make these a permanent feature, with a standard design of precast concrete trench lining. Unfortunately these turned out to perform very poorly. They also decided to issue free to poorer households the Anderson shelter (see below), and to provide steel props to create shelters in suitable basements.

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On 25 February 1939, the first Anderson shelter was ereted in Britain in a garden in Islington, London. What were Anderson Shelters? Anderson shelters were half ...
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Anderson shelter n (Military) Brit a small prefabricated air-raid shelter of World War II consisting of an arch of corrugated metal and designed to be partly buried ...
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Anderson Shelter Facts | Primary Facts
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Bomb shelter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
[edit]. Main article: Air-raid shelter. An air-raid shelter is a structure built to protect against bomber planes dropping bombs over a ...
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What Are Anderson Shelters Made of - Ask.com
An Anderson shelter was usually made from six curved sheets bolted together at the top, with steel plates at either end or measuring 6ft 6in by 4ft 6in.
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Air-raid shelter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Anderson Animal Shelter
A non-profit animal shelter. Houses dogs, cats and other small animals and provides adoption services. Located in South Elgin.
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Anderson Shelters? - Ask.com
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What is a Anderson shelter and when was it used in world war 2
The Anderson shelter was designed in 1938 by William Paterson and Oscar Carl (Karl) Kerrison in response to a request from the Home Office. It was named ...
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Air-Raid Shelters of World War II: Family Stories of ...
Air-Raid Shelters of World War II: Family Stories of ...
Stephen Wade, 2011
Family Stories of Survival in the Blitz Stephen Wade. The Brains Involved Several talented people worked on the design of shelters. John Sommerfield, ironically a man born in Berlin in 1913 whose real Christian names were Kurt Joachim, ...
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Bob Anderson and Jean Anderson, 2010
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Encyclopedia of World War II
Encyclopedia of World War II
Alan Axelrod, Jack A. Kingston, 2007
Almost immediately upon assuming his cabinet post, and with war clouds rapidly gathering, Anderson proposed the design, manufacture, and distribution of domestic bomb shelters. The result was the Anderson shelter, which proved highly ...
The British Home Front 1939-45
The British Home Front 1939-45
Martin Brayley, 2012
Named after the Home Secretary, Sir John Anderson, this was a corrugated iron ' shed' measuring 6ft 6in x 4ft 6in; it was provided free of cost to ... Many families would survive in their Anderson shelters while their homes were flattened. By the  ...
Taking Shelter
Taking Shelter
Jessica Andersen, 1991
Readers who have not discovered Australian writer Anderson ( The Only Daughter ) should do so with this new novel, an engaging story of young love in a culture of changing sexual mores, when "general promiscuity" has given way to prudence regarding AIDS. Shy, meek Beth Jeams is courted by suave Miles Ligard, coming under the sway of his c...
Britain at War 1939-1945
Britain at War 1939-1945
Brian Williams, 2005
One memory of shelter life WATERING THE ANDERSON SHELTER The metal Anderson shelter was erected in a pit dug in the garden and covered with soil. The top could be used as an extra vegetable patch. WHEN THE SIRENS SOUNDED ...
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Sue Graves, Christine Butterworth, 2000
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An individual starts an animal rescue, works for many years, falls ill or burns out, and then they can't find anyone to take over their good work. We are searching for solutions to closing shelters!
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