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Summary: A bombing raid on Bristol and aftermath next morning seen from the point of view of the civil defence operation.
Description: Diagrams show how the civil defence network is organised. A bomb is reported at a street corner and the rescue services go into action. As further bombs fall mains services are cut off and fires are started. The civil defence control deals with the mounting problems until it is put out of action itself by a bomb. The secondary control centre takes over. In the morning, rest centres are opened, water supplies laid on, demolition work started. Information centres give advice for those bombed out and casualty lists are compiled. The effectiveness of the whole organisation is praised.