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air-raid shelter

[¦er ‚rād ¦shel·tər]
(civil engineering)
A chamber, often underground, provided with living facilities and food, for sheltering people against air attacks.
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I remember my friend's mother rushing out screaming for us to run and practically throwing us down the steps of their air-raid shelter.
Some adults shouted to us to join them in a nearby air-raid shelter where we remained until the attack was over.
The next day we saw that the four houses adjacent to ours had been destroyed and everyone buried in the air-raid shelters.
Other areas of interest include the anti-aircraft gun battery near to Greystone/Carlton, the local home guard, air-raid shelters, land army girls on farms in the area and the use of Prisoner of War labour and camps.
The 1940 Kingsway Tunnels were used as air-raid shelters in Holborn and later housed secret files and a Cold War telephone hotline.
G T Winner lived in Gough Street and says that the air-raid shelters were brick squares with a concrete roof.