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  • truncheon, Home Guard

    truncheon, Home Guard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 2192

    This lead-weighted wooden truncheon was issued to 55th County of Lancaster Battalion Home Guard. It was evidently used while mounting guard at Manchester Collieries Ltd of Walkden. A shortage of firearms meant that many improvised weapons were employed...

  • direction sign, WVS Incident Enquiry Point

    direction sign, WVS Incident Enquiry Point

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 359

    sign rectangular black wooden sign with yellow arrow and inscription on yellow square, black lettered

  • Your Britain - Fight for it Now [South Downs]

    Your Britain - Fight for it Now [South Downs]

    (posters) Made by: Army Bureau of Current Affairs (publisher/sponsor) 1942

    Art.IWM PST 14887

    whole: the image occupies the majority. The title is partially integrated and positioned along the bottom edge, in grey and in black. The text is separate and placed at the top edge right, in grey. All set against a white background. image: a view over...

  • 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...

  • scooter

    scooter

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 10264

    This scooter was given to David Harvey as a home-coming present when he returned to London after being evacuated during the Second World War. Harvey was evacuated from London to Godalming in Surrey early in 1940, when he was 4½ years old. He stayed there...

  • Firing a 9.2 Gun

    Firing a 9.2 Gun

    (art) Made by: Ravilious, Eric 1941

    Art.IWM ART LD 1585

    image: a gun position set on a hillside. A group of figures stand on the right, behind the camouflaged structure that houses the gun. There are enormous yellow flames billowing into the air from the nose of the gun. Delicate white flowers lie in the...

  • Erecting Camouflage Netting at a Factory

    Erecting Camouflage Netting at a Factory

    (art) Made by: Kennedy, Cedric John 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2756

    Image: A view looking up at four men sitting in the framework of camouflage netting suspended on poles above a structure painted with a camouflage patterns . The men are in the process of rolling out the textiles over the support.

  • Men Fixing Feathered Netting over a Factory

    Men Fixing Feathered Netting over a Factory

    (art) Made by: Kennedy, Cedric John 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2757

    image: A view looking up at two men rolling out camouflage material over the net framework, suspended above an industrial building.

  • The Big Tower, Camouflaged

    The Big Tower, Camouflaged

    (art) Made by: Moss, Colin William 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3025

    Image: A water tower camouflaged with a painting of houses and a street and surrounded by barbed wire fencing.

  • Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service : dressing a leg wound with penicilin

    Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service : dressing a leg wound with penicilin

    (art) Made by: Austin, Robert Sargent 1943

    Art.IWM ART LD 3824

    image: two QAIMNS nurses, in full uniform, lean over the leg of a male patient dressing a deep wound half way down the back of his leg with penicillin. The foremost nurse holds down the blanket on the bed, whilst the other dresses the wound with a...

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