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New Book - Helmets of the Home Front.
Helmets of the Home Front - An introduction to the markings of non-military helmets used on the British Home Front in WW2 by Adrian and George Blake. The first book dedicated to the markings on non-military helmets used in Britain, with over 300 pages and over 1,000 helmets in full colour. A well researched study that will become the standard work on the subject.
This limited edition work will be officially launched at the War & Peace Show at 2.00pm on 23/07/19 stand F27 - 29 . Come and meet the authors and get your copy signed !
Pre-orders can be made through the site and will be offered Postfree as an opening offer.

Code: 10672Price: 65.00 GBP


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Early War Air Raid Warden armband.
Early war, screen printed, red on yellow Air Raid Warden armband. Four cloth ties to the corners.. Good example of an early armband. Good, used, condition bright and moth free.

Code: 10671Price: 70.00 GBP


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Inspectorate of Fighting Vehicles Lapel Badge.
32mm Chrome and enamel, pinback lapel badge for a member of the Inspectorate of Fighting Vehicles. The IFV were created under the auspices of the Ministry of Supply consisting of senior engineering and administrative staff who oversaw the production of fighting vehicles by previously civilian contractors ensuring that the vehicles, from tanks to motorcycles, came up to the required standard. Large and impressive badge, numbered to the reverse and in excellent, used condition.

Code: 10670Price: 58.00 GBP


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SD1 Anti-Personnel Bomb.
SD1 anti-personnel bomb with AZ 73 A2 fuze. Cast TNT filling contained in a steel body weighing approx 1kg fitted with an AZ 73 percussion fuze. Designed as a fragmentation AP sub-munition contained in the AB series of containers containing from 70 to 224 bomblets. Rarely deployed over the UK but some instances recorded, often deployed alongside SD2 butterfly bombs. Good, sound condition with the original mustard yellow colouring darkened probably form moisture, alloy fuze intact with clear markings but with some corrosion.
INERT
Available within UK ONLY

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House to House Fighting booklet.
One of the Gale & Polden Training Series ' House to House Fighting ' by Col.G.A.Wade C1941. 44pgs giving advice on mouseholing, defending houses and attacking through walls with illustrations, maps and diagrams. Good, used copy with light marking and creasing to covers and very light rusting to staples.

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Life in a Submarine.
Life in a Submarine by Capt.Bernard Acworth DSO.Published by Raphael Tuck and featuring their trademark artwork on the front cover, this 48pg booklet is essentially a recruiting tool aimed at younger readers with it's emphasis on the positives of being a member of the Navy. In generally good condition with some creasing and marking to card covers.

Code: 10667Price: 16.00 GBP


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Salute the Soldier badge - Gloucester & District.
25mm tin and celluloid pinback badge for Gloucester & District Salute the Soldier campaign, probably given in exchange for a donation to the fund. In good, overall condition.

Code: 10665Price: 32.00 GBP


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Home Guard List 1941 Western Command.
Savannah Publications of the Home Guard List 1941 Western Command. Contains full listings of officers serving in Home Guard battalions in Cheshire, Cumberland, Herefordshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Wales, Warwickshire, Westmoreland and Worcestershire including those given a commission up to August 1941. Part of a series of seven listings covering all the Military Commands in the UK, invaluable research tool which in this instance is over twice the size of others in the series with 500+ pages. New condition.
POSTFREE within UK

Code: 10664Price: 22.00 GBP


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Civil Nursing Reserve coat badge.
Embroidered Civil Nursing Reserve badge for use on the coat. Anticipating civilian injuries from air raids prompted the government to recruit a reserve of Nursing Auxiliaries.
The Civil Nursing Reserve was formed for this purpose. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.

Code: 10663Price: 18.00 GBP


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Sten Machine Carbine Manual.
Commercial Sten Machine Carbine Manual by Gale & Polden C1942. 28pgs illustrated with diagrams and b/w photographs. Photographs use a member of the Home Guard for illustrative purposes. In good, used condition, light marking, slightly grubby covers.

Code: 10661Price: 22.00 GBP

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