Morrison air raid shelter invented

The patent design for an indoor air raid shelter, by Alfred E. Moss, father of Stirling Moss

On 20th September Alfred E. Moss, father of Stirling Moss, submits his patent design for an indoor air raid shelter. Like many people he is fed up with running down to the garden every time the siren sounds.

A modified design is soon approved by the British authorities and is called the Morrison shelter after the Minister responsible for Home Security. It becomes a popular alternative to the Anderson shelter, which is designed to be half buried in the ground. The full story can be read at Stirling Moss.

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