NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
9th February, 1939 : The Home Office announced plans today to provide shelters to thousands of homes in districts most likely to be bombed. The steel-built, tunnel-shaped shelters are made in sections and can be erected by two people without skill or experience. Families earning less than £250 a year will receive their shelters free. Priority will be given to householders in London’s 28 metropolitan boroughs and other potential target cities. To be effective, the shelters, which can be stored pending an emergency, need to be partly sunk into the ground.
[Somewhat cheaper than spending money on the defence.]