Air raid shelter no. 87 (Rifugio Antiaereo)
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This is a guided tour of the air-raid shelter No. 87 . In the basement of the G. Leopardi School, it remains still today, suspended in time and silence, one of the largest anti-aircraft shelters in Milan, where traces of the history and stories of the more than Protected content who could protect themselves between its walls remain. It was the years of the Second World War, when Milan lived one of the most dramatic pages of its history: the British and American bombers dropped on the city a quantity of bombs that, at the end of the war, Milan counted more than 40% of its buildings Damaged or dangerous. During the bombardments, which occurred especially at night, the population was forced to shelter in the cellars and in the shelters organized in the city, of which the Air Haven No. 87, in Via Bodio, is one of the best preserved. Recently restored and equipped with illustrative panels to allow visitors to fall into the drama of these Years of war, the visit to the Hut 87 is a real journey through time, where the emotions of fear, hope and courage that still echo In the air they help an ever-present reflection on the vicissitudes of the contemporary world.
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