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Card: Garden Dug-Out Air Raid Shelter, World War II

A cigarette card published by Wills’s from their ‘Air Raid Precautions’ series issued during World War II and showing ‘A Garden Dug-Out’ bomb shelter with a woman shining a torch and man wearing a gas mask. Dug into your lawn and covered with earth, the claims for this design include it being ‘gas-proof and will give protection from blast and splinters from high explosive bombs.’

Ref: 2014.045

Materials

Paper, printed

Theme

Ephemera

Year

c.1940

Collection No:

2014.045