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Air Raid Shelters of World War II: Family Stories of Survival in the Blitz

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This book features the design, creation and use of air raid shelters, including interviews with people who used them during the Second World War. The different types of bunkers/air raid shelters (both public and in people s gardens) are covered and the strength and weakness of their designs discussed, using original designs and primary material. The nostalgia/social ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Remember When
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Margaret Sankey
May 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Wade asked the British public for memories of Air Raid shelters, and this is the result of wading through the wave of results--warm nostalgia for the family's construction of an Anderson shelter in the garden, attempts to make it homey, funny stories about being trapped with a bawdy elderly neighbor or a farting dog, as well as discomfort of repeatedly sleeping on the damp ground, living in terror and deprivation, being the victims of harassers and thieves, children collecting shrapnel as ...more
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book was interesting and a good read
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Stephen Wade was born in Leeds and educated at the universities of Wales and Leeds.

He taught in further and higher education for many years, and this was followed by six years as a writer working in prisons.

He has written over fifty books, mainly in non-fiction, and he also lectures part-time at the University of Hull.