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Celtic Culture in Words and Music

ARP and Civil Defence in the Second World War

ARP and Civil Defence in the Second World War
Item# 9780747807650

Product Description

Publisher: Shire

Author: Peter Doyle

In 1938, Britain prepared for war, and to spread the word about what should be done in the event of attack, and to distribute the gas masks that would become universal, a body of men and women were called to public service - the Air Raid Precautions, or 'ARP'. Armed initially with only a badge of appointment, they became the object of public scorn. From the declaration through to early 1940, the volunteer services honed their skills in the face of public criticism. The ARP services - now a well-oiled machine with, among other specialists, wardens, rescue workers, first aiders and messengers - waited under the blackout. (pb)