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Children on bicycles, wearing gas masks.

 

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  • Ref Number:

    1983-5236/10699

  • Creator:

    Unknown photographer

  • Date:

    c. 1940

  • Description:

    A photograph of children playing on bicycles wearing their gas masks, taken around 1940 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.

    Due to the threat of poison gas attack, gas masks were issued by the government to every person in the United Kingdom, with specially designed respirators provided for babies.