For as the Prime Minister has stated we all have to ensure that this country is as prepared as it can be and as protected as it can be.
While trusting in my fridge magnet to protect me in most circumstances in this age of
© Department of Home Security, Canberra.
If you need to take shelter and don't want to dig a trench in the backyard;
... the safest place would be beneath a solid table placed against two walls in a corner of a room. A mattress thrown on the top, as indicated in the accompanying sketch, would increase the protective value of the table, whilst a double thickness of books will also give good protection.
If you are caught unawares, why not put a stout table against a wall in the passageway, and block two ends of it with mattresses, or, if you have time, books. It would be much better than nothing.
the booklet also suggests that;
A handy means of boiling the kettle will do much to pass the time away, whilst a gramaphone or portable radio will also do much in that respect.
I suppose you could always read a book, from now on I'm only buying hardcovers for added protection. In the future I will post some useful nutritional advice, such as The Value of Dripping, Do not despise liver and how to Preserve a few dozen eggs.