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Re: Do you remember air raid drills
« Reply #30 on: Apr 01 07 05:11 »
I went around my mothers house and asked her about WW2 sirens. The following is her recollection of those years, she was nearly 7 years old at the time.

She remembers laying across a small bunk at the back of the shelter. Laying there with blankets over her head and hands over her ears & wearing a gasmask, trying to block out the noise of the sirens & the bombs. Gran patting her back and saying `none of the jerry bombs had there name on‘.

She then heard the “ all clear” frightened encase they had no house left. During “the battle of Britain” my mother had to stay down there every night. They eventually came out, only to discover that the next street had a direct hit & her 3 year old cousin being  dug out of the rubble dead.


Those were my Mums recollection of the Sirens.

 

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Re: Do you remember air raid drills
« Reply #31 on: Apr 01 07 05:16 »
I remeber we had those drills in Soviet Russia.  

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Re: Do you remember air raid drills
« Reply #32 on: Apr 01 07 11:06 »
Our WW2 air raid sirens are still operational, but now they're used for flood warnings.
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Re: Do you remember air raid drills
« Reply #33 on: Apr 01 07 11:13 »
same here, we use it for flood and tornado warnings. Although I remember them doing the air raid sirens before the soviet union collapsed.  The sound was creepy.

The National Guard here still practices like we are going to get invaded, they do daily drills with their F-16's.
 
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Re: Do you remember air raid drills
« Reply #34 on: Apr 01 07 10:57 »
bless you all...for your memories and thank you for bringing this thread back on topic

 
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