Leave This to Us, Sonny - You Ought to be Out of London
whole: the image is positioned in the upper half with text beneath, in red and black. All is set against a plain white
background surrounded by a black border line.
image: a young boy wearing a tin helmet attempts to lift a sandbag. He is addressed by an AFS firefighter in uniform, who leans down
towards him. In the background is a scene of bomb damage and rubble with a union jack flag fluttering on the left. A fire hose lies on the
text: LEAVE THIS TO US SONNY - YOU OUGHT TO BE OUT OF LONDON
MINISTRY OF HEALTH EVACUATION SCHEME
During the late 1930s, the British government began to prepare the civilian population for war. The Air Raid Wardens Service was set up in 1937. Wardens were responsible for reporting incidents, reassuring the public and providing Air Raid Precautions (ARP) advice.
The 'Blitz' – from the German term Blitzkrieg ('lightning war') – was the sustained campaign of aerial bombing attacks on British towns and cities carried out by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) from September 1940 until May 1941.
The National Health Service was introduced in 1948, giving free healthcare to all. The Family Allowance was established and secondary schools were available for all children over 11. However, there was still great austerity.