'Protecting Your Windows - a Sandbag Defence', Wills cigarette card, 1938.
2 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 17cm

'Protecting Your Windows - a Sandbag Defence', Wills cigarette card, 1938.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

One of a series of 'Air Raid Precautions' cards. This one illustrates how sandbags should be piled against a window to prevent the glas being shattered by the force 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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10422934
 

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