A file containing documents relating to the progress of air-raid shelter provision in London. Documents in the file include a fortnightly progress report; statistics on shelter use in each local authority area; and statistics on the numbers of medical staff at shelters. Topics covered in the documents include the progress of securing additional shelters for public use; technical assistants being assigned to work with local authorities; the delivery of domestic Anderson shelters and new indoor shelters; and the employment of both male and female lavatory assistants in public shelters. Other topics discussed include the prevalence of diseases in public shelters; a comparison of the monthly death statistics with the previous year, with an analysis of their relationship with shelter living; the problem of mosquitoes at London Underground stations; and the release of a propaganda film entitled Atishoo designed to increase public awareness of health issues.


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