Project Description

Suitcase of original WW2 artefacts to inspire learning in the classroom

Contents:

  • Cotton Shirt
  • Detachable shirt collar
  • Able Seaman’s collar
  • Pair of Khaki drill shorts
  • Gas Mask in bag
  • Torch with light guard for blackouts
  • Two Helmets
  • Pair of long gaiters with Utility Mark
  • Pair of khaki webbing gaiters
  • Four Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) buttons
  • National Fire Service cloth badge
  • Four Air Raid Precaution (ARP) Warden’s buttons
  • WVS badge
  • Loyal Service Badge
  • ARP badge
  • ARP enamel doorplate
  • Civil Defence booklet ‘Fire Precautions on Wartime’
  • Eight Postcards of Cabinet War Rooms
  • Copy of letter sent to all members of the Allied Expeditionary Force by General Eisenhower 5th June 1944
  • Biography ‘Arnhem Spearhead’
  • Photocopy of ‘Army Talks’
  • ARP pamphlet ‘Advising the public in the event of an Invasion
  • The Worcestershire Regiment History of the 1944-45 campaign
  • Operation Overlord – 16 Photographs

Find the latest price list on our main Loans Boxes page.

To book a loans box contact Su Vale, our Learning Co-Ordinator on museum@worcestershire.gov.uk or phone 01299 250416.

Key topics – WW2, Army, Navy, costume, warfare

An example of contents from the WW2 Services Suitcase Loans Box