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CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-112-271-1 · Item · January 4, 1945
Part of Shephard Fonds

Report on the effectiveness of V1 flying bombs and V2 rocket bombs. Content includes three methods on how to record data from damage reports and analyse it to determine the effectiveness of V weapons at destroying targets. Includes tables, figures and photographs. Authored by C. G. Lyons, P. Cardiner.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-112-271-2 · Item · ca. 1939-1995
Part of Shephard Fonds

A report comparing the two different methods of examining bomb damage to buildings. The average circle method and the vulnerable area method are different in how they measure the radii so damage caused by explosives. Includes figures, tables and calculations.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-112-271-4 · Item · January 1, 1969
Part of Shephard Fonds

Extensive report on assessing weapons effectiveness, target vulnerability and force requirements. Includes ways of analyzing quantitative data to determine the mean area of effectiveness (M.A.E) of different yields and types of bombs at destroying targets. Plus appendices, calculations, diagrams, tables and references.

Heavily Damaged Machines
CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-112-272-2 · Item · December 3, 1943
Part of Shephard Fonds

Brief on the different types of damage on machines from aerial bombing, how it affects their functions and how quickly they can be fixed in the British experience. Includes "Heavily damaged machines" , "slightly damaged machines" , "Damage to machine shops"

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-112-272-5 · Item · ca. 1939-1995
Part of Shephard Fonds

An appendix presenting data on the effectiveness of aerial bombing on different industrial targets including factories and machine shops. Includes reports from aerial bombing on targets in France, Friedrichshafen, Brunswick, Bocholt, Hamburg, Bremen and Bremerhafen. The reports list date of attack, weapons used and the damage sustained plus tables.

Secondary Blast Casualties
CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-112-273-1 · Item · ca. 1939-1995
Part of Shephard Fonds

Appendix compiling data on the secondary blast casualties of atomic weapons and other high explosive weapons including V1 flying bombs. Data was gathered by British doctors present in Nagasaki and from the United Kingdom. Secondary blast injuries include epilation, radiation sickness, flash burns, flame burns and debris casualties. Data obtained is also used to analyse which British air raid shelters are the best. Includes tables, figures and graphs.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-112-273-5 · Item · October 1, 1940
Part of Shephard Fonds

Note no. ARP.90/RJ. Report for the Ministry of Home Security. Summary of a series of scaled tests to study the penetration of blast waves into shelters with various forms of entrance. Shelters were built in accordance with Type A of the handbook "Directions for the erection of domestic surface shelters". Includes tables and diagrams.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-113-276-1 · Item · November 5, 1941
Part of Shephard Fonds

Extensive field survey of casualties sustained from air-raids in the United Kingdom. Includes reports on primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary injuries. Content includes "Number of incidents studied; location, age and sex of people exposed to risk" , "Casualty risks from bombs of different sizes and comparisons of relative danger in the open, in buildings and in shelters" , "Injuries which occur under characteristic conditions of exposure" , "Analysis of special injuries occurring in H.E. incidents" plus figures, tables and appendices. Authored by S. Zuckerman.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-113-276-3 · Item · July 28, 1942
Part of Shephard Fonds

Report on the aerial bombing of the city of Hull (officially named Kingston upon Hull) on July 18th, 1941. Report includes a descriptions of the attack, the work of rescue squads, the state of defenses, attempts at evacuation, the handling of fatalities, the morale of the populace and the speeding of rumours.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-113-276-16 · Item · February 21, 1944
Part of Shephard Fonds

Bulletin B.16. Report for the Ministry of Home Security - Research and Experiments Department. Extensive study on air-raids in England and the casualties they cause. Contents include "Methods used in the field survey of air-raid casualties" , "General circumstances in which casualties occur in air-raids" , "Differences between the casualty effects of day and night raids" , "Casualties in the open" , "Casualties in dwelling-houses" , "Casualties in shelters" , "Casualties directly exposed to explosions in confined space" , "Incidents associated with large numbers of casualties" , "Place of treatment of casualties" , "Special types of injury" plus tables and figures.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-113-277-1 · Item · September 15, 1943
Part of Shephard Fonds

Report on a series to bombing tests against "bomb-resistant" targets at Ashley Walk to test their strength and resistance to bombing. A series of British and Germans bombs were either dropped from the air or place strategically to test the damage and penetration they inflicted to the fortification. Includes tables, figures, diagrams, photographs and references.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-113-277-14 · Item · ca. 1939-1995
Part of Shephard Fonds

A collection of photographs of damaged structures due to aerial bombing. Photographs include "Photographs of the effects of 2,500 kg. H.E Bomb" , "Photographs of the effects of a parachute mine on brick surface shelters" , "Photographs of the effects of 50 K.G. (Firepot). Anderson Garden Shelter" , "Photographs of the effects of 250 K.G. H.E Bomb. Bomb fell 1 ft. from 2 storey house".

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-113-277-15 · Item · August 28, 1940
Part of Shephard Fonds

Newspaper cut out from the Daily Mirror about two people surviving in an Anderson shelter as a body was dropped next to it. Includes picture of bomb crater.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-113-277-19 · Item · ca. 1939-1995
Part of Shephard Fonds

A sample of the kind of reports that were filled out to examine how well air raid shelters withstood actual air raids. This report includes the damage report of a Anderson Shelter when it suffered a near miss from a H.E. (High Explosive) bomb. Includes diagrams.

CA ON00411 MG-0002-6-114-278-2 · Item · December 1, 1968
Part of Shephard Fonds

Report prepared under the direction of the Ministry of Supply. Extensive study on the science of underwater explosions, how effective they are at destroying targets and how they affect surrounding waters. Content includes "Introduction" , "Phenomena in open waters" , "Interaction between target and water phenomena due to non-contact explosions" , "The nature of deformation of the target" , "Contact explosions" , "Use of model tests" , "Empirical damage formulae" , "Miscellaneous effects" plus appendices "Theory of small amplitude sound pulses" , "Theory of gas bubble motion" , "Effect of pressure pulse normally incident on an infinite plan plate" , "Deformation of a rectangular plastic panel by suddenly applied pressure" , "Deflection of a uniform elastic beamon a spring support". Includes graphs, figures and tables.