Your Gas Mask leaflet

Category:  Civil Defence

Your Gas Mask leaflet

No matter how many gas masks were distributed, they were as good as useless during a gas attack if people didn’t know how to keep them and use them. This Public Information leaflet sought to address the problem by impressing upon its readers the life-saving role of their respirators. It offered this stern piece of advice:

“TAKE CARE OF YOUR GAS MASK AND YOUR GAS MASK WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU.”

Exhibit data

Museum number:

1868

Date:

July 1939

Approx. size:

14 x 22 cm
(5½ x 8¾ in)

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