October 1941




Air Raid practice in London

Using a stirrup pump was a team effort, those facing the fire were told to get down low and shelter from the heat if possible, here using a chair as a shield.

This is the drawback to women putting out fires. Mrs Hoare seized the bucket to put it nearer, and what with the pump and so many people watch me, she upset it. This was really a success because it gave the experts something to talk about! In the end we got it going and everyone profited by our mistakes.