Object details

Related period
Second World War (association)

Lenses: glass

Goggles: leather

Goggles: chamois

Head Band: elasticated textile

Head Band Fixtures: Ferrous metal

Lens Frame: painted copper alloy


whole: Depth 50 mm, Height 90 mm, Width 240 mm

Catalogue number
EQU 15144

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Crusader tanks and other vehicles out on patrol in the Western Desert, 26 August 1942.
Second World War
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