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  • Wireless Equipment, Espionage suitcase radio: German

    Wireless Equipment, Espionage suitcase radio: German

    (Equipment)

    COM 143

    Black leather suitcase that is lined with a burgundy textile. The bottom half of the suitcase has been divided up into five different sections. In three of the sections there are medium sized pieces of equipment. The other two spaces have smaller pieces...

  • Steel Helmet, Civilian pattern: Leader, Supplementary Fire Party

    Steel Helmet, Civilian pattern: Leader, Supplementary Fire Party

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 509

    The London Blitz of 1940 highlighted the inadequacies of the authorities to gain control. The ARP in all their forms were stretched to capacity, therefore when 1kg magnesium incendiary bombs crashed through roofs later to ignite undetected, the...

  • Boston Aircraft under Repair in Maintenance Hangars

    Boston Aircraft under Repair in Maintenance Hangars

    (art) Made by: Pitchforth, Roland Vivian

    Art.IWM ART LD 2317

    image: a Boston aircraft, viewed from the front, partially stripped and held in a wooden scaffold in a hangar. Two men work on the underside of each of the wings while two others work on the undercarriage. In the foreground a fifth man works at a...

  • A St John's Ambulance Examination in Progress

    A St John's Ambulance Examination in Progress

    (art) Made by: Medley, Robert 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 83

    image: on the right four men hold a strecher with a patient between them. On the left another patient is being attended to on he floor, watched by the examiners.

  • The Warehouse Shelter in Commercial Road, East End

    The Warehouse Shelter in Commercial Road, East End

    (art) Made by: Topolski, Feliks

    Art.IWM ART LD 676

    image: A large, cavernous warehouse interior. A stream of light falls onto the floor in the centre of the space from a hole in the roof, and several characters appear to be dancing in the spotlight. There are a group of figures lying on the floor and...

  • Morrison "Table" Shelter

    Morrison "Table" Shelter

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3209

    Second World War period British domestic air raid damage protection for civilians. The Morrison Shelter was specially designed so that the space it took up was not wasted, since it could serve a double purpose - as both table and shelter. The sides were...

  • Our Jungle Fighters Want Socks - Please Knit Now

    Our Jungle Fighters Want Socks - Please Knit Now

    (posters) Made by: GAMES, ABRAM (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 2978

    whole: the image occupies the majority. the title is separate and positioned across the top edge, in black, and across the bottom edge, in red. The text is separate and placed across the bottom edge, in black. All set against a white background. image: a...

  • Food Chart - Body Building Foods - Energy Foods - Protective Foods - Eat Something From Each Group Every Day

    Food Chart - Body Building Foods - Energy Foods - Protective Foods - Eat Something From Each Group Every Day

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 0726

    whole: a largely text-based design separated into four colour coded columns. Above these columns at the top is the title with two images in either top corner. Each of the four columns contains titles, bullet points and images which are colour coded by...

  • Doctor Carrot  - the Children's Best Friend

    Doctor Carrot - the Children's Best Friend

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 8105

    whole: the image is placed left with the text, in black and orange, positioned right, set within a irregular yellow inset. All is set against a green background. image: 'Dr Carrot', a bright orange bespectacled carrot, skips left to right...

  • Ancilliary equipment: headphones

    Ancilliary equipment: headphones

    (Equipment)

    COM 1504

    Set of headphones with an adjustable metal head band onto which two black plastic head pieces are attached. Coming out of them is a long black and red wire with a one-pin plug at the end.

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