Air raid protection--what to do in your home. This is not the way to spend the evening, but simply a handy place to go if bombs suddenly start falling nearby. A heavy, sturdy table will not only keep off falling plaster that may be shaken down by a nearby burst, but would even help to support beams if the upper stories should come down. A shelter such as this will give the rescue squads a chance to save you. One precaution: keep that table away from the window
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