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  • warning sign, Air Raid, all clear/warning

    warning sign, Air Raid, all clear/warning

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 175

    Second World War period British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warning sign. A sign of this type was included in the fabric of the Cabinet War Rooms and used more generally to indicate air raid conditions to personnel sheltering in deep bomb proofs, control...

  • sand bucket

    sand bucket

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 421

    Second World War period ARP bucket designed to be filled with sand or water for dealing with incendiary bombs. British home front associations.

  • Stirrup Pump

    Stirrup Pump

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 419

    Pump, hose: fitted with handle, dual-purpose nozzle and 30 feet of hose

  • scarf, Jacqmar, 'Salvage Your Rubber

    scarf, Jacqmar, 'Salvage Your Rubber

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Jacqmar

    EPH 3350

    Second World War period Jacqmar scarf. Jacqmar of London made propaganda scarves from 1940-1945. They were based in Mayfair (16 Grosvenor Street) and many were produced for the export market as well as for wartime sweethearts, particularly in London. The...

  • sugar, granulated, packet of, British

    sugar, granulated, packet of, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Tate and Lyle Ltd

    EPH 406

    Second World War period pack of Tate and Lyle caster sugar. British Home Front associations.

  • bell, ARP

    bell, ARP

    (Equipment) 1939

    EPH 3270

    Second World War period British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden's 'all clear' hand bell. If a gas attack was suspected warning was given locally by means of the ARP warden's hand rattle and the all clear was announced through the...

  • A House Collapsing on Two Firemen, Shoe Lane, London, EC4

    A House Collapsing on Two Firemen, Shoe Lane, London, EC4

    (art) Made by: Rosoman, Leonard Henry 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 1353

    image: A collapsing wall is on the point of burying two firemen. Debris, fire and smoke fill the air.

  • Figures in an Air-raid Shelter

    Figures in an Air-raid Shelter

    (art) Made by: Colquhoun, Robert 1941

    Art.IWM ART 17211

    image: applying a long landscape format the painting features a semi-abstract composition of four figures lying in bunks in an air-raid shelter. A fifth male figure stands to the left wearing just a vest and trousers.