In 1939, three civilian women are being fitted for their own personal Gas Masks. Germany was beginning war-like actions against its neighbors. Only twenty years earlier, World War I had shown the horrors of poison gas used as a weapon, and in 1930s Spain, civilians had suffered gas attacks from airplanes. Britain realized that a similar attack from Germany would be devastating to their population. By the end of 1939, every man, woman, and child of Great Britain was issued a gas mask. To see my other WW II-related images, Search: Prestor vintage WW II

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In 1939, three civilian women are being fitted for their own personal Gas Masks. Germany was beginning war-like actions against its neighbors. Only twenty years earlier, World War I had shown the horrors of poison gas used as a weapon, and in 1930s Spain, civilians had suffered gas attacks from airplanes. Britain realized that a similar attack from Germany would be devastating to their population. By the end of 1939, every man, woman, and child of Great Britain was issued a gas mask. To see my other WW II-related images, Search: Prestor vintage WW II

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Image ID: 2DCE65D

Location: London, England