Leaflet - 'The Fitting of the Civilian Respirator', World War II, 1939-1945 Document Reg. No: HT 24176

Alternative Name(s): Gas Mask Fitting

Two-sided leaflet describing how to put on, fit correctly, test and remove a 'civilian respirator'.

The provenance of the leaflet is unknown, but its appearance clearly suggests it dates from the World War II era. Concern about a possible Japanese invasion heightened in late 1941-early 1942. A range of activities and processes were devised in the subsequent years to provide both practical and moral support to the public. Air raid trials were held until 1943 and air raid precaution activities continued until 1944.
Two-sided, printed in black ink, yellowed-with-age, sheet. Creased with minor stains but all text is legible.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Unknown
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 178 mm (Height), 190 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war ii 1939-1945, air raid precautions, civil defences
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: air raid precautions
Inscriptions: Printed text on both sides of sheet under headings of: "The fitting of the Civilian Respirator / To put on the respirator / Strap adjustment / Size / To test fitting / To remove the respirator / Securing the adjustment / To adjust a Civilian Respirator on another Person".
Date Used: 1939-1945

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