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petey
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British WWII Fire Watchers helmet.
The duties of fire watchers were not to ‘watch fires’ but to look out for
incendiaries and extinguish them before a fire could take hold. A law in September 1940 required factories and businesses to appoint employees to watch for incendiary bombs outside of working hours.
Incendiary bombs were quite small. They were dropped, hundreds at a time. On impact they ignited and burned.
Fire Watchers were issued with a bucket of sand, a bucket of water and a stirrup pump.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    It's interesting to see so many helmets & all there uses & the stories behind them.

    David
  2. petey petey, 1 year ago
    Thanks for the love Manikin, mrmajestic1, blunderbuss2, walksoftly, tinlid, miKKoChristmas11, mustangtony, BELLIN68, and AR8Jason. Thanks for the comment walksoftly, there were a lot of different groups helping to fend off Adolf, collecting these helmets has made me realise just how many different people, from all walks of life were involved.!!
  3. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Fascinating helmet collection you have petey, all very interesting.

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