A file of reports and government correspondence relating to enemy air raids on the Western Scotland District between July, 1940 and September, 1941. Subjects discussed in the file include the number of air-raid messages and warnings, including sirens; the details of the raids, including the dates, locations, and the numbers and types of bombs dropped; the periods of greatest enemy activity; the number and types of casualties; and a comparison of day- and night-raids, with details of the greater casualties caused by day-raids despite fewer bombs being dropped. Other subjects covered include rumours and public morale; the public attitude toward the work of the local authorities; the damage caused by the raids, including damage to factories, housing, food supplies, military ships, docks, shipyards, railways, shops, and public utilities such as water and gas; and the work of the A.R.P. services, including rescue and first-aid services, street clearance, demolition and repair work, salvage, and canteen provisions.
accommodation, air raids, aircraft, air-raid precautions, air-raid warnings, amenities, billeting, bomb damage, civil defence, civilian casualties, clothing, communal feeding, demolition, dockyards, electricity, factories, fire services, fires, food supplies, gas, high-explosive bombs, homelessness, housing, incendiary bombs, infrastructure, local authorities, meals, military operations, motor vehicles, oil, public morale, public transport, railways, repair, rescue, retail, rumours, salvage, statistics, The Blitz, transportation, unexploded bombs, warships, water supply