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  • Bomb, aerial, fragmentation, German, SD 2 (Butterfly Bomb)

    Bomb, aerial, fragmentation, German, SD 2 (Butterfly Bomb)

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1943

    MUN 2446

    The German SD 2 'Butterfly Bomb' was used on a large scale during the Second World War, and was designed as an anti-personnel/fragmentation weapon. They were delivered by air, being dropped in containers that opened at a predetermined height,...

  • 40 5e 19 (50) electric timer

    40 5e 19 (50) electric timer

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 3303

    German Second World War electric timer from an aerial mine which was dropped in May 1941 during the blitz on the port of Hull. The inscription commemorates Squadron Leader G Ryall's bomb-disposal work in connection with making the mine safe.

  • Anti-aircraft Fire meeting Flying-bombs as they cross the Coast Defences, Dymchurch, July 1944

    Anti-aircraft Fire meeting Flying-bombs as they cross the Coast Defences, Dymchurch, July 1944

    (art) Made by: Cole, Leslie 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4285

    image: View along the defended beach at Dymchurch with puffs of anti-aircraft fire in the sky and the fleeting shape of a flying-bomb in upper right corner

  • A Flying-bomb Brought Down on Romney Marshes : propulsion unit in the foreground

    A Flying-bomb Brought Down on Romney Marshes : propulsion unit in the foreground

    (art) Made by: Cole, Leslie 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4286

    image: a view across Romney Marshes with a small farm in the distance and a narrow path running along the left side of the image. In the foreground the propulsion unit of a flying bomb lies in a crater in a field.

  • Spot at Sight Chart Number Two - Enemy Uniforms

    Spot at Sight Chart Number Two - Enemy Uniforms

    (posters) Made by: Unknown (Undefined)

    Art.IWM PST 13832

    whole: the two images occupy the majority. The title is separate and positioned in the upper fifth, in red and in black. The text is separate and placed in the lower fifth, in red held within black insets. All set against a white background and held...

  • Blue Baby, Blitz Over Britain, 1941

    Blue Baby, Blitz Over Britain, 1941

    (art) Made by: Burra, Edward 1941

    Art.IWM ART 16500

    image: a monstrous blue bird-like figure hovers over a desolate landscape. Clouds of smoke rise from rocky shapes on the ground. A group of figures cower in terror among the ruins of their homes.

  • War Weapons Week, Paisley : December 1940

    War Weapons Week, Paisley : December 1940

    (art) Made by: Macpherson, Alexander 1940-12-01

    Art.IWM ART LD 790

    image: A view looking down on Barshaw Park hung with buntings. Crowds of civilians are gathered to look at a display of artillery, tanks and a captured German Messerschmitt 109 fighter aircraft.

  • Battle of Britain : parachutists from an enemy aircraft brought down in an apparent attempt to bomb Buckingham Palace

    Battle of Britain : parachutists from an enemy aircraft brought down in an apparent attempt to bomb Buckingham Palace

    (art) Made by: Bayes, Walter 1942

    Art.IWM ART LD 2514

    image: An aerial view of Buckingham Palace and the surrounding grounds, with two German airmen parachuting towards the ground.

  • Tempests Attacking Flying-bombs

    Tempests Attacking Flying-bombs

    (art) Made by: Monnington, Walter Thomas 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4588

    image: two Tempests attack a flying bomb in the sky above a farmhouse with an oast house. Outside the farmhouse there is a white horse in a pen rearing up in fright and two cows in the foreground.

  • A Flying-bomb over Tower Bridge

    A Flying-bomb over Tower Bridge

    (art) Made by: Cook, Frederick T W

    Art.IWM ART LD 4719

    image: Tower Bridge standing centre of composition with the red streak of a flying bomb travelling across the sky above it, tracked by searchlights.

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