Number 12 October 1939
under our care know a lot about A.R.P., and they have gained this
knowledge through their experience during the Spanish war. They
are unanimously in favour of deep underground shelters, which
can be made completely bomb-proof, and, as a make-shift, shallow
trenches in a zig-zag formation.
THE BEST SHELTERS
very good shelters for people to get into. I think the shelters
they have made in England are not very good ones. They are useful
only when a person can't get to a tunnel, and he can get in
there so that flying debris won't harm him.
A trench is also a good thing during a bombardment, unless a bomb
falls right inside it. Trenches should not be very deep, because
if a little earth falls on a person, he can still get out, but
if the trench is very deep he can't.
useful for many things. When they make trenches, they make them
in zig-zag form, and do you know why they make them that way?
It is because a bomb is not likely to fall right inside a trench,
but if it does, only the people in one part will be killed, and
the others will be safe. If a trench were straight, and a bomb
fell in it, all the people would be killed.
The "Terrible Twins"