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German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This pattern was designed with a steel nose and was known as a ' SNIB ' or ' tile smasher ' by the Civil Defence services. As a consequence of the steel nose the bomb was heavier at 1.3kg and was intended to break through roof slates into the more inflammable roof spaces of buildings.
This particular example has a 1936 date with various inspection stamps to the main body fitted with a later steel nose stamped AZ13 A and with a three letter manufacturer code ( jdb ). The green painted fin is complete with printed inspection marks and is completely removable from the body. Clearly this IB has been dropped as the body is deformed from the vertical but the overall condition of this example makes up for this. Excellent example.
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Home made, Spitfire badge.Home made, pin back Spitfire badge 25mm, possibly silver. These badges were often made from coins, cut, folded and polished with a safety pin soldered to the reverse. Sometimes sold in aid of war weapons weeks or simply worn as a patriotic keepsake. Good, clean condition.
Code: 10066Price: 18.00 GBP
1944 Holidays at Home Suggested Menus Leaflet.During WW2, all non-essential travel was discouraged in order to conserve fuel supplies and ensure that train accommodation was available for troop transport and other official purposes. Local authorities were encouraged to provide entertainments that would encourage people to take 'Holidays at Home'. In the spirit of this, the Ministry of Food issued a leaflet with suggested menus with a ' holiday ' feel, picnics etc. This gatefold leaflet was printed in August 1944 and covers menus for four people for six days. Good, clean condition and unusual.
Code: 10065Price: 12.00 GBP
51st Surrey Battalion Home Guard titles.Printed blue/black on khaki Home Guard shoulder title for the 51st Surrey Battalion, Malden , accompanied by a screen printed Home Guard shoulder title. Both items in good, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Code: 10064Price: 36.00 GBP
Brookhirst ' On War Production ' Lapel Badge.Chrome and enamel pinback lapel badge for Brookhirst ' On War Production ' . Brookhirst Switchgear Ltd of Chester were manufacturers of electric motor control gear and were heavily involved in War production. Numbered to the reverse manufactured by ' Thos.Fattorini, B'ham ' and in good, bright condition.
Code: 10063Price: 46.00 GBP
Girls' Training Corps sleeve and rank badges.Embroidered cotton GTC badge introduced in 1942 for wear by GTC officers. Worn just above the cuff on both sleeves. Accompanied by two rank stars. All items in good clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
ARP badge for nursing overall.Embroidered ' ARP ' on pinstripe cotton for use on the ARP nursing overall Patt. No.80. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from an overall. Uncommon.
Code: 10061Price: 32.00 GBP
Home Guard Instruction - No.24 1941 - Protection Against Gas.15pg, leaflet , ' Home Guard Instruction - No.24-1941 - Protection Against Gas '. Covering subjects from gas masks, clothing, training and types of gases, complete with separate amendment sheet. Good, used condition, minor marking, ex. War Office Library.
Code: 10060Price: 14.00 GBP
Air Raid Wardens' Post Sign.21cm x 6cm approx. tufnell Air Raid Wardens' Post door sign. In good condition with some minor paint loss to the lettering.
Code: 10059Price: 18.00 GBP
' Home Guard ' Soap.Wartime bar of 'Home Guard' brand soap manufactured by the Premier Soap Co.Ltd., Hull. Slightly mis-shapen but otherwise in excellent condition. A scarce survivor.
Code: 10058Price: 14.00 GBP
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