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An Anderson air raid shelter in the back garden of a Bristol home during the Second World

An Anderson air raid shelter in the back garden of a Bristol home during the Second World


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An Anderson air raid shelter in the back garden of a Bristol home during the Second World

An Anderson air raid shelter in the back garden of a Bristol home during the Second World War, with sandbags for extra protection against the falling bombs.
Circa October 1939

Bristol Post
Mirrorpix
Bristol
England

Media ID 21900101

© Mirrorpix

Blitz Protection Shelter Thirties Air Raid


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This print takes us back to the 1930s, during the tumultuous years of World War II. In the midst of conflict, ordinary homes in Bristol became a battleground for survival. The image showcases an Anderson air raid shelter nestled in the back garden of a Bristol home, serving as a symbol of resilience and protection against the relentless bombings. The sturdy structure stands tall amidst its surroundings, with sandbags strategically placed around it for extra fortification. These simple yet effective measures were taken by families to shield themselves from falling bombs during air raids. The photograph captures not only the physical presence of this vital wartime asset but also reflects upon the indomitable spirit that prevailed on the home front. Circa October 1939, this snapshot freezes a moment in time when fear and uncertainty loomed large over communities across Britain. It serves as a poignant reminder of how individuals came together to safeguard their loved ones amidst chaos and destruction. As we gaze at this historical artifact today, let us pay homage to those who endured unimaginable hardships during World War II. This image encapsulates their determination to protect what mattered most – family and home – while standing strong against adversity.

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