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Flying glass danger and other war items

Flying Glass Danger

Investigation into certain casualties caused by recent air raids in South-East England has established that about 80 per cent of them were due flying glass.

A statement by the Eastern Regional Office of the Ministry of information, issued yesterday, points out that there is reason to believe that many people, caught by flying glass as they were preparing to go their Anderson shelters, spent far too long dressing in front of their bedroom windows.

Jumped from Burning House

Three people jumped from a bedroom window of a house on fire in Grimston Street. Newtown. Leeds, early yesterday.

They were Mrs. Miriam Wood (54) and her daughter Elsie (23), and Mr. John Ibbittson (20) of Alston Lane. Seacroft, who was sleeping on a couch downstairs.

Mrs. Wood hurt her back and scalp and is in the General Infirmary, where she is stated to be “fairly comfortable.”

Furniture, crockery, cutlery, sheets, cots and perambulators are still required by Huddersfield War Refugees Committee for equipping refugee families.

A number of empty houses have already been taken for the families but their reunion is being delayed owing to a shortage of furniture.

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