First World War - War in the Air

Squander Bug air rifle target

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Catalogue number
  • EPH 4611
Display status
IWM London
Materials
  • lead
  • metal
  • paint
  • textile
  • wood
Dimensions
  • general: Height 480 mm
  • general: Width 420 mm
  • general: Depth 200 mm
Alternative Names
  • FULL NAME: Squander Bug air rifle target
Object Type
misc
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

History note

The 'Squander Bug' was a cartoon character introduced by the government to persuade people to avoid waste.

Physical description

Squander Bug air rifle target mounted on a wood baton, there are numerous swastika symbols stencilled on the 'target', the bug additionally has five legs made from lead - one may be missing.

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  • Em :

    23 December 2012 at 15:29
    I dont like those signs it mean
  • Louis :

    23 December 2012 at 14:56
    I hate hitler !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Winston churchill :

    23 December 2012 at 14:50
    Spitting image of hitler
  • Katrina :

    23 December 2012 at 14:37
    It is a crime to be wasteful at any time not just
  • Thomas :

    23 December 2012 at 14:24
    I love ww2, its amazing
  • Thomas :

    23 December 2012 at 14:16
    Aahhhhhhhh freaky
  • Taichi :

    23 December 2012 at 11:41
    Taichi taichi Good.
  • Ella :

    23 December 2012 at 11:14
    What is it?
  • Poo man :

    23 December 2012 at 10:52
    Poo man
  • Pooey :

    23 December 2012 at 10:18
    I hate this coment i hate this coment

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