German Invasion Maps & Gazetteer - East Anglia.
In preparation for a likely invasion the German High Command prepared a large multi-piece gazetteer of Britain, its geography and cities. Published in 1941 the gazetteer comprised a number of folders covering specific geographical areas, this example, number 9 was simply entitled ' Ost-Anglia '. Interestingly East Anglia extends to North London with images of Dagenham, Tottenham, Hendon and Hac... read more
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air.
Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1941and given a CONFIDENTIAL classification the 26pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Notable for the first mention of butterfly bombs , appearing as an added sketch in the t... read more
Total War Training for HG Officers and NCOs.
1942 2nd ed. ' Total War Training for Home Guard Officers and N.C.O.s ' by Mjr.M.D.S.Armour. 114pgs covering everything from ' scientific ambushes ' to ' town and village defence ' . Reinforces advice with a series of T.E.W.T.s and quizzes. Excellent, clean condition with some minor marking to cover.. read more
ARP Training Manual No.2B - Reinforcement.
1943 ARP Training Manual No.2B - Reinforcement. 24pgs dealing with the reinforcement of civil defence services, primarily the Regional Column. Overstamped with Berks ARP ownership stamp and Paper Salvage slogan. Good, clean condition with light rusting of staples. Uncommon. read more
Clippie - Autobiography of a war time conductress.
1st 1944 ' Clippie - The Autobiography of a war time conductress ' by Zelma Katin. The auxiliary conductors were usually women brought in as ' clippies ' to man the buses and trams in the absence of men who had been called up. The author was a socialist, who did not see eye to eye with the trade unionists of the day who did not see a future of working women. Good, used condition with light mark... read more
Anti-Tank Weapons - Smash the Tank !
1942ed. part of the ' Know Your Weapons ' series by the Publishers Nicholson & Watson ' Anti - Tank Weapons ' has 48pgs with diagrams and sketches with some optimistic advice about dealing with tanks using everything from sheets ! to Sticky Bombs and Northover Projectors. Good, clean condition with very slight marks to cover. read more
Comic Postcard - Put that light out !
Comic postcard by Gilbert Wilkinson who was the artist behind the ' What a War ! ' series published every day in the Daily Herald. This example entitled ' Put that light out ! ' and addressed to a member of the ATS serving in a mixed heavy anti aircraft battery. Good, used condition
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ARP Memo No.8 Air Raid Warning System.
1938 1st ed. ARP Memo No.8 ' The Air Raid Warning System '. 28pgs outling the air raid warning system, public warnings - raiders approaching/passed etc, street signalling and a countrywide listing of warning districts. Good, clean condition. read more