Reference HO 199/413
Title Region No 2: May 1942 to January 1943
Former Department Reference HSI: 200/2
Government Department Ministry of Home Security
Themes Bombing and Attacks on the Population, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Air Raid Precautions and Civil Defence, Invasion contingencies, Damage to property
Document Types Reports and Surveys
Civil Defence Regions Region 2: North Eastern (Leeds HQ)
Locations Kingston upon Hull, Sheffield, York
Organisations British Trades Union Congress, Civil Defence Service, General Post Office, Home Guard, National Fire Service


A file of monthly reports from the North-Eastern Civil Defence Region. Subjects covered in the file include air raids, including synopses of attacks, the damage caused, the number of casualties, air-raid warnings given, and damage to shelters; and the progress of civil defence, including the recruitment of personnel through conscription and volunteering, the wages and working hours of personnel, the training of personnel through schools and courses, and reinforcement provisions. Other subjects discussed include the situation of the National Fire Service, including water provisions, the recruitment of male and female labour, firefighting training, messenger services, financial arrangements, administration, and press arrangements; the preparations for invasion and collaboration with the military authorities, including invasion committees, the immobilisation of vehicles and factories, emergency labour provisions, invasion exercises, and communication provisions; and industrial relations, including production stoppages resulting from strike action over wages.


accommodation, administration, agricultural equipment, agricultural workers, agriculture, air raids, air-raid precautions, air-raid shelters, air-raid wardens, air-raid warnings, allowances, ambulances, billeting, bomb damage, Christmas, civil defence, civil defence equipment, civil defence training, civilian casualties, coal, coastal areas, communications, conscription, decontamination, demolition, distribution, education, emergency procedures, employment, factories, female labour, finance, fines, fire prevention, fire services, fires, first aid, fuel, healthcare, holidays, industrial action, industrial production, industrial workers, industry, infrastructure, intelligence, labour supply, local authorities, merchant seamen, military exercises, mining, motor vehicles, newspapers, part-time employment, petrol, postal communications, prosecution, public health, public morale, reconnaissance, recruitment, refugees, repair, rescue, salvage, schools, skilled labour, surveys, telephonic communications, threat of invasion, tractors, trade unions, transportation, unskilled labour, voluntary organisations, volunteers, wages, wastage, water supply, welfare, working conditions, working hours

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