Gas Mask

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Date:1939 - 1945 (c.)

Description:This is a 'Service Respirator', issued to the Army/Navy/Air Force, also the Police and some Civil Defence etc. but generally not a civilian item.

Forty million masks were distributed to the civilian population of Britain in 1939, amidst fears that gas would be used to attack the population.


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