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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...

  • Carbine, Machine, Sten, 9mm Mk 2

    Carbine, Machine, Sten, 9mm Mk 2

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: RSAF Enfield

    FIR 6283

    The Sten 'Machine-Carbine' was the standard submachine-gun of the British and Canadian armies during the Second World War. Mk 2 version was produced on a larger scale than any other model. At least 2,600,000 were manufactured, by six different...

  • badge, 'V For Victory' Favour

    badge, 'V For Victory' Favour

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 4635

    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...

  • war savings commemorative plaque, British

    war savings commemorative plaque, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: De La Rue Plastics 1943

    EPH 4621

    Second World War British home front war savings campaign plaque in moulded bakelite, manufactured by De La Rue Plastics. The rectangular ivory-coloured plastic presentation wall plaque specifically commemorates support for the 'Per Ardua Ad Astra...

  • ARP incendiary bomb scoop: British

    ARP incendiary bomb scoop: British

    (Equipment)

    EPH 1448

    Second World War Air Raid Precautions (ARP) 'incendiary scoop'. The implement was designed used for shovelling sand on an incendiary bomb or even, as circumstances allowed, the dislodgement and removal of small incendiary bomb devices. British...

  • war savings commemorative plaque, British

    war savings commemorative plaque, British

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: De La Rue Plastics 1944

    EPH 4622

    Second World War British home front war savings campaign plaque in moulded bakelite, manufactured by De La Rue Plastics. The rectangular ivory-coloured plastic presentation wall plaque specifically commemorates support for the 'For Freedom War...

  • 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...

  • Monopoly

    Monopoly

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: John Waddington Ltd, Leeds and London

    EPH 2217

    Boxed game (with board and accessories and instructions).

  • Isle of Man, 1940 - The Window
'Internment' series

    Isle of Man, 1940 - The Window 'Internment' series

    (art) Made by: Uhlman, Fred 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 7531

    image: three internees look out of a large window that is covered with horizontal metal bars, with barbed wire also covering the exterior.

  • My Bedroom - The Artist Uses his Suitcase as a Work Surface, in the Absence of a Table
'Internment' series

    My Bedroom - The Artist Uses his Suitcase as a Work Surface, in the Absence of a Table 'Internment' series

    (art) Made by: Uhlman, Fred 1940

    Art.IWM ART LD 7532

    image: a man sits drawing with his back to the viewer, hunched over a suitcase propped up horizontally across his knees, one end supported on the end of his bed. On the window in front of him are the shapes of some flowers and a fish. Several drawings,...

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