Nobody put them up until war was declared and then there was a panic as the air-raid
sirens started up really quickly.
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.
A Birmingham couple revisit their home after a wartime air-raid
There were also blackout drills that forced people to practice their response to the air-raid
alarm signal--a series of intermittent siren blasts.
shelters they were wet, cold and the only time I think my neighbours and I used the them was when Manors station was bombed and a raid at Westerhope.
My uncle Ernest Tudor, who was an air-raid
warden, had to dig us out after one particularly heavy raid.