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Second World War period ARP bucket designed to be filled with sand or water for dealing with incendiary bombs. British home front associations.
(Weapons and ammunition) 1943
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,...
(Equipment) Made by: Newey's
Second World War period blackout curtain-fasteners (made by Newey's) which were intended to be screwed into the wall around the window frame. A separate pack had to be purchased with the 'other side' of the snaps to sew onto the curtain,...
(souvenirs and ephemera)
Second World War British Home Front 'V' for Victory Favour badge. The responsibility and origins of the 'V' for Victory campaign lay with the BBC who in July 1941, in the wake of the desperate Russian defensive operations following...
(souvenirs and ephemera)
gas mask, with cotton drill carrying bag and leaflet.
(Equipment) Made by: P B C (mask)
Respirator with canister: black leather mask with round glass eyepieces in metal surrounds; rubber exhale valve flap protrudes from font of nose; front of mask is open, with cylindrical canister inserted into opening and sealed with metal clip ring;...
(Weapons and ammunition)
Second World War period British No 74 Mark I anti-tank hand grenade ('Sticky Bomb'). The bomb was designed early in the Second World War, when Britain had no effective anti-tank weapons to counter German armoured vehicles. Although not...
(uniforms and insignia) Made by: Thomas Firth and Sons Ltd (Sheffield)
British First World War steel helmet, which has been modified for further service. The manufacturer's code, 'FS 137', indicates that this helmet was made by Thomas Firth and Sons Ltd of Sheffield. This firm produced steel helmets between...
(souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Gloster Aircraft Co Ltd
Wing tip: metal wing tip (L 120cm x W 38cm x H 13.5cm) with painted inscription and engraved technical information.
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...