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Liverpool Blitz: 8am

Children who haven't been evacuated are preparing for school. Mothers check school bags and make sure everyone has their gas masks. The bombings have made the city nervous, and even those who hadn't carried masks now take their boxes everywhere. Once the children have left mothers quickly tidy the house before leaving for the shops.

Learn more about gas masks and preparing your house for attack.

School children
School children outside Gwladys Street School, Walton. 18 September 1940
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Audio clip

Eileen Marks talks about gas mask practice.
(windows media | mp3 | read transcript)

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