WWII Babies Gas Mask

WWII Babies Gas Mask

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In 1938, the British Government gave everyone, including babies, gas masks to protect them in case the Germans dropped poison gas bombs. This gas mask was for children up to two years old. The parents placed their baby inside the mask so that the head was inside the steel helmet and the baby could see through the visor. Then they wrapped the canvas part around the baby's body with the straps fastened under its bottom like a nappy, and its legs dangling free below. The canvas had a rubber coating to stop gas seeping through the material, and the straps were tied securely so that the mask was airtight.

This complete example was made by Henley and is dated September 1939. The following year from the 10th July to 31st October 1940 marked the Battle of Britain followed by "The Blitz" , Germany's bombing campaign against Britain from 1940 and 1941.

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Product Code: 1BA74

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