air-raid shelter

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a chamber (often underground) reinforced against bombing and provided with food and living facilities

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I told of the chimney sweep in our street - Thesiger Street - who used to dump all the soot he collected in the air-raid shelter as his family, quite a large one, never used it.
The bomb crater measured 24 feet across and in it were the remains of our air-raid shelter.
Now tales from the largest air-raid shelter outside of London are to be brought to life in new series How We Won The War to be shown on BBC 2.
Forgive my impertinence in questioning the use of sirens in Bahrain but I became a teenager in the 1939-45 war and the first noise of an early warning air-raid siren got people scurrying to their nearest air-raid shelter, or down the cellar steps or even under the stairs.
It was peppered with shrapnel and at the same time as we flew into a brick air-raid shelter at the rear of the infirmary, the whistling bomb explosions were deafening.
The chapel, once used as a dormitory air-raid shelter for the cathedral choristers during World War II, fell into disrepair.
Outside there is a yard with security gates to the side of the property and a former air-raid shelter which is used as a store.
Anyone living through the 1939-1945 conflict who enjoyed a wartime romance, collected shrapnel from bombing raids or hid in an air-raid shelter is asked to come forward.
Judy,now 66, said she could recollect all the people in the communal air-raid shelter.
A WARTIME air-raid shelter has been transformed into a chapel, thanks to a secret benefactor.
Detectives investigating Edward Donnelly's disappearance last night admitted they had found "nothing of significance" after an extensive search of a derelict air-raid shelter and abandoned mines at Sacriston colliery, County Durham.
I remember, too, the direct hit on an air-raid shelter in Chartist Road which killed an entire family.
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 shelter.
In 2005, police excavated the site of a former coal mine and searched a building that was once an air-raid shelter.
It was in October, 1940, that 17-year-old Betty risked her life during an air raid to save a family from an air-raid shelter.