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Caring on the Home Front - Volunteer memories from World War Two


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ARP anti-gas goggles

There were three different types of gas mask:

General Service Respirators

Civilian Duty Respirators

Civilian Respirator

A St. John Ambulance Brigade member doing gas drill, from the Home Office’s Air Raid Precautions and First Aid for Air Raid Casualties

Full anti-gas kit

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