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an attack by armed planes on a surface target

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"So many people bought a small table top tree, like this one, with simple decorations that could be easily moved into an air-raid shelter if necessary."
Nobody put them up until war was declared and then there was a panic as the air-raid sirens started up really quickly.
He added the incident would be probed to know who were killed in the air-raid. However, NATO soldiers based in Helmand, the hotbed of Taliban insurgents, remained tight lipped regarding the claims of local people.
Students were fascinated when he explained how when the air-raid sirens started, everyone would have grabbed their gas masks and headed to the shelter until the next siren was sounded to give the all-clear.
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.