The dank smell of that Anderson air-raid
shelter in which my mother, sister Valerie and myself spent so many nights will live with me all my life.
Nobody put them up until war was declared and then there was a panic as the air-raid
sirens started up really quickly.
In a way, according to Times White House correspondent David Sanger, the nuclear threat is scarier today than it was during the Cold War when students hid under their desks during air-raid
Saddam thundered in the taped address, which was broadcast shortly before air-raid
sirens sounded in Baghdad to mark the start of the third night of airstrikes.
AS a 10-year-old living in Birkenhead, I vividly remember one night when my dad had to wake us all up to go down to the air-raid
Then in July the air raids began, the Morris hooter air-raid
siren in Gosford Street filled everyone with fear, especially in the middle of the night.
PRIMARY schoolchildren went back in time to experience life during World War II, including wartime cooking, making gas masks and even their own air-raid
To improve production of guns, we were instructed to remain at our jobs, even if the public air-raid
siren had sounded outside the factory.
The wail of the air-raid
siren and the hasty evacuation from bed to the air-raid
shelter became second nature.