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These Posters Helped Britain Prepare For Air Raids In The Second World War

  • Send children to the country

    '<em>Don't do it Mother - leave the children where they are</em>'. Date unknown.
    'Don't do it Mother - leave the children where they are'. Date unknown.
    Art.IWM PST 3095

    'Don't do it Mother - leave the children where they are'. Date unknown.

  • Don't forget your gas mask

    '<em>Take your gas mask everywhere</em>', 1939.
    'Take your gas mask everywhere', 1939.
    Art.IWM PST 13860

    'Take your gas mask everywhere', 1939.

  • Shelter at home

    '<em>Shelter at home the new government steel indoor 'table' shelter is now available in this district</em>', 1941.
    'Shelter at home the new government steel indoor 'table' shelter is now available in this district', 1941.
    Art.IWM PST 13855

    'Shelter at home the new government steel indoor 'table' shelter is now available in this district', 1941.

  • Or go to a shelter

    '<em>Air raid shelters at night See the blue light - it means shelter at night</em>', 1940.
    'Air raid shelters at night See the blue light - it means shelter at night', 1940.
    Art.IWM PST 13891

    'Air raid shelters at night  See the blue light - it means shelter at night', 1940.

  • Leave the clear-up to the experts

    '<em>Leave this to us sonny - you ought to be out of London</em>'. Date unknown.
    'Leave this to us sonny - you ought to be out of London'. Date unknown.
    Art.IWM PST 13854

    'Leave this to us sonny - you ought to be out of London'.  Date unknown.

  • Wear something white

    '<em>The Blackout Why not wear something white instead?</em>'  Date unkown.
    'The Blackout Why not wear something white instead?' Date unkown.
    Art.IWM PST 3751

    'The blackout - why not wear something white instead?' Date unknown.

  • Get your bike blackout ready

    '<em>Look out in the blackout</em>', 1939. © The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
    'Look out in the blackout', 1939. © The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
    Art.IWM PST 4948

    'Look out in the blackout', 1939. © Reproduced with kind permission of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents www.rospa.com.

  • Take care on the roads

    '<em> I've got 9 lives you haven't</em>'. Date unknown. © The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
    ' I've got 9 lives you haven't'. Date unknown. © The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
    Art.IWM PST 15290

    'I've got 9 lives you haven't look out in the blackout there's danger on the roads'. Date unknown. © Reproduced with kind permission of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents www.rospa.com.

  • Wave something white to flag a bus

    '<em>A flashing torch is dangerous - wave something white to flag a bus</em>'. Date unknown. © Transport for London.
    'A flashing torch is dangerous - wave something white to flag a bus'. Date unknown. © Transport for London.
    Art.IWM PST 15477

    'A flashing torch is dangerous - wave something white to flag a bus'.  Date unknown. © Transport for London. Reproduced by kind permission of London Transport Museum.

  • Be careful at night

    '<em>Go warily after dark and get there</em>', 1941. © The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
    'Go warily after dark and get there', 1941. © The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
    Art.IWM PST 4770

    'Go warily after dark and get there', 1941. © Reproduced with kind permission of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents www.rospa.com.

  • Count 15 before moving

    '<em>Wait! Count 15 slowly before moving in the blackout</em>', 1939. © The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
    'Wait! Count 15 slowly before moving in the blackout', 1939. © The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
    Art.IWM PST 0096

    'Wait! Count 15 slowly before moving in the blackout', 1939. © Reproduced with kind permission of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents www.rospa.com.

  • If you're bombed out ask for help

    <em>If you are bombed out and have no friends to go to ask a policeman or your warden where to find your rest centre</em>, 1939.
    If you are bombed out and have no friends to go to ask a policeman or your warden where to find your rest centre, 1939.
    Art.IWM PST 13871

    'If you are bombed out and have no friends to go to ask a policeman or your warden where to find your rest centre', 1939.