Anderson Shelters

During the Second World War the British government was constantly monitoring the success of its various policies concerning the Home Front. The government was also aware of the possibility that it might be necessary to introduce legislation to deal with any emerging problems.

It is December 1941. You have been asked to write a report on Anderson Shelters. This is to be divided into two sections.

Anderson Shelters: Main Article

(1) A report on what has been happening concerning Anderson Shelters since the outbreak of the war.

Things you should consider include:

(a) What are Anderson shelters?

(b) What do they look like?

(c) How much do they cost?

(d) Why did Sir John Anderson arrange for so many to be built?

(2) A report that includes proposals about the changes that you would like to see in government policy. These proposals will then be discussed and voted on by the rest of the class.

Things you should consider include:

(a) Are there any problems with Anderson shelters?

(b) Are most people using Anderson shelters?

(c) Should you be recommending the production of more Anderson shelters?

(d) Should the government be promoting the use of other types of shelters?