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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,...

  • Battle of Britain: The Burning of the City

    Battle of Britain: The Burning of the City

    (art) Made by: Gray, Joseph 1940

    Art.IWM ART 15672 3

    image: a view from the south bank of the River Thames towards St Paul's Cathedral and the City of London, which is shrouded in smoke as a result of German air raids. Blackfriars bridge and part of the Thames is visible in the foreground.

  • Battle of Britain: The Bells of St Clement's

    Battle of Britain: The Bells of St Clement's

    (art) Made by: Gray, Joseph 1940

    Art.IWM ART 15672 2

    image: a view inside the bomb damaged church of St Clement's in London, the famous bells lying on the floor surrounded by rubble and debris. Behind them is an archway, revealing a broken window in the far wall.

  • 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.

  • Fuze, bomb, aerial, anti-disturbance, German, EI.Z (50)

    Fuze, bomb, aerial, anti-disturbance, German, EI.Z (50)

    (Weapons and ammunition) 1940

    MUN 3302

    This type of German Second World War fuze was developed as a booby-trap and anti-handling device. The fuze, which was designed to function if disturbed after the bomb had come to rest, was used in SC250 and SC500 bombs, in conjunction with a Type 7 fuze...

  • bomb, anti-personnel : German

    bomb, anti-personnel : German

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 3299

    Splitterbombe SD-2. 2Kg (4.4 lb) bomb, containing 0.225 kg (0.496 lbs) of Fp 60/40 explosive. SD-2 fitted with a mechanical Type 41 clockwork fuze. Designed to be jettisoned from Vemag 90, Rost 24 grid or from air-dropped containers. Intended for use...

  • Battle of Britain: Blitz, Dawn

    Battle of Britain: Blitz, Dawn

    (art) Made by: Gray, Joseph 1940

    Art.IWM ART 15672 6

    image: a view from the north bank of the River Thames in London over towards the Shot Tower on the south bank. A few civilians are walking on the pavement in the foreground. Clouds of smoke, showing evidence of fires caused by German air raids, are...

  • Battle of Britain: The First Blitz

    Battle of Britain: The First Blitz

    (art) Made by: Gray, Joseph 1940

    Art.IWM ART 15672 1

    image: a view across the rooftops of central London during the Blitz in 1940. The dome of St Paul's Cathedral can be seen in the distance and the sky is completely dominated by an enormous cloud of smoke, with parts of the city on fire.

  • Coventry Cathedral: November 1940

    Coventry Cathedral: November 1940

    (art) Made by: Schwabe, Randolph 1940-11-01

    Art.IWM ART LD 709

    Image: a view of the heavily bomb damaged Coventry cathedral. The foreground is littered with bricks, metal girders and rubble, the walls and spires largely intact in the background.

  • War

    War

    (art) Made by: Collins, Cecil 1946

    Art.IWM ART 16407

    image: in the foreground is a weeping face with a shell-like body, beside a flag pole shrouded in a cloud of smoke. On the horizon appear to be hills or mountains, with clouds immediately above and rays of light emanating out from the sun as it meets the...

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