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

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PC Kenneth Charles Rollins - killed by enemy action when an air raid shelter was destroyed, aged 30, on November 14, 1940.
We opened the air raid shelter to celebrate the original opening of the Grainger Market this week in 1835 and it was a real success.
Well, having spent many nights as a young lad in the Anderson air raid shelter that used to be at the bottom of our garden in Thesiger Street, Cathays, I can say that it certainly brought back many memories of my mother, sister Valerie and me spending many nights in our own dank, damp and dark refuge all those years ago.
As the debris settled, and fearing for his family, he had somehow got back into the air raid shelter via another entrance.
My Aunty Olive lived next door and also had a garden which housed the air raid shelter.
A family dug up more than they bargained for when they uncovered a Second World War air raid shelter in their back garden.
planes dropped bombs on an air raid shelter in Baghdad at four in the morning, killing 400 to 500 people--mostly women and children--who were huddled there to escape the incessant bombing.
But after it was emptied of water in 1914, it was used variously as a prison (by the Nazis), then an air raid shelter, then a warehouse for food, and then left rotting and empty.
A WORLD War II air raid shelter which its owner has turned into a "cottage-style home" is up for sale for pounds 90,000.
The 27-year-old man said he was sexually molested in a bathroom, an air raid shelter and on the back of a care worker's motorbike.
EXPERTS have taken to the air to reveal archaeological remains - including a Second World War air raid shelter in Radford Road.
As the sirens wailed and the night skies hummed with the sound of enemy aircraft, 192 people from nearby houses and pubs huddled in the air raid shelter underneath Wilkinson's lemonade factory on the town's George Street.
It was originally built to take coal from Spital Tongues to the Tyne, then adapted as an air raid shelter in World War II.
The Home Office gave Birkenhead the green light to build the most expensive deep tunnel air raid shelter in the country in the 1940s, aiming to protect the workforce at Cammell Laird shipyard.