Mapping Modernity

7. Wijkindeling Bescherming Bevolking

23 October 2023

Sheltering against nuclear attack

From 1949, the deteriorating relations between the Western and Eastern blocs raised the spectre of a potentially nuclear world war. Amid these heightened tensions, plans to construct air raid shelters, such as the one depicted here in ‘s Hertogenbosch, were only sporadically realised, although its worth noting that the six air raid shelters in Bossche shown on this map were completed.

Bescherming Bevolking, Wijkindeling Bescherming Bevolking 1952, 's-Hertogenbosch 1952. On loan from Stadsarchief 's-Hertogenbosch, 120 x 116.5 cm.