'Equipping Your Refuge Room', Wills cigarette card, 1938.
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One of a series of 'Air Raid Precautions' cards. The refuge room is the inner room of an air raid shelter. Cutlery, food and sources of entertainment, books, cards and the radio and gramaphone are shown. Despite widely being regarded as a useful source of instruction, production of cigarette cards was halted during both World Wars due to shortages.