Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, "Oh, it was nothing. Someone had to look after the children."

Mrs. Mary Couchman, a 24-year-old warden of a small Kentish Village, shields three little children, among them her son, as bombs fall during an air attack on October 18, 1940. The three children were playing in the street when the siren suddenly sounded. Bombs began to fall as she ran to them and gathered the three in her arms, protecting them with her body. Complimented on her bravery, she said, "Oh, it was nothing. Someone had to look after the children."

"What To Do In - Blackouts" Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety Civil Defense 1942

"What To Do In - Blackouts" Massachusetts Committee on Public Safety Civil Defense 1942

Poster: Switch Off That Light! Maybe we can re-purpose the slogan: Less light - More for the future/ More Night Sky. Other ideas?

Poster: Switch Off That Light! Maybe we can re-purpose the slogan: Less light - More for the future/ More Night Sky. Other ideas?

... shine your torch downwards - UK blackout by x-ray delta one, via Flickr

... shine your torch downwards - UK blackout by x-ray delta one, via Flickr

This way to the Air Raid Shelter ~ London Underground - not my London thank God, but my poor mother and her family (along with thousands of others) had to sleep there.

This way to the Air Raid Shelter ~ London Underground - not my London thank God, but my poor mother and her family (along with thousands of others) had to sleep there.

1939: Putting masks on a traffic light so they can't be seen during blackout, London - Found via The Passion of Former Days

1939: Putting masks on a traffic light so they can't be seen during blackout, London - Found via The Passion of Former Days

Householders emerging from the Anderson shelter in which they took refuge while their house was destroyed in bombing - 25 October 1940

Householders emerging from the Anderson shelter in which they took refuge while their house was destroyed in bombing - 25 October 1940

Air raid shelter for dogs, britain, 1940......anybody else impressed that British dogs can read?

Air raid shelter for dogs, britain, 1940......anybody else impressed that British dogs can read?

World War 2: Painting lamppost and kerbstones in Leicester to assist road users during a black-out rehearsal. January 26, 1938 ~

World War 2: Black-out picture gallery

World War 2: Painting lamppost and kerbstones in Leicester to assist road users during a black-out rehearsal. January 26, 1938 ~

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