Bomb Diposal Units

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 Bomb Disposal Units. This is to be divided into two sections.

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(1) A report on what has been happening concerning Bomb Disposal Units since the outbreak of the war.

Things you should consider include:

(a) Who had responsibility for dealing with unexploded bombs?

(b) What would happen when an unexploded bomb was discovered?

(c) What did the Germans do to make life difficult for Bomb Disposal Units?

(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) Do you think members of the Bomb Disposal Units need to receive more training?

(b) Do members of the Bomb Disposal Units need government guidance on how to deal with unexploded bombs?