'Types of splinter-proof wall', Wills cigarette card, 1938.
2 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 16cm

'Types of splinter-proof wall', Wills cigarette card, 1938.

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Description

One of a series of 'Air Raid Precautions' cards. This one shows various types of barrier, from a brick wall to a crate filled with insulation, to a pile of suitcases, all intended to act as various stages of a barrier again the impact of a bomb blast. Despite widely being regarded as a useful source of instruction, production of cigarette cards was halted during both World Wars due to shortages.
 

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10422930
 

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