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  • Very rare British soldiers complete gas mask and filter nice solid relic recovered from the sea of a beach which was being used by the British Army in 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation

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    This is a British soldiers complete gas mask and filter which have rusted together and the mask still has its connector tube no dates or maker markings can be seen to covered in sea shells unfortunaly i am sure if you cleaned up the mask they are all there but i have left as found .The mask is still very solid and not braking up or crumbling and still have sand and shells attached on it from the recovery the complete mask is in lovely condition for a relic recovered from the sea and very rare to find. This gas mask is relic but has only been very lightly cleaned so is perfect to display or any collection which was recovered from the sea of a beach which was being used by the British Army in 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation. A very nice rare relic from the famous Dunkirk pocket battle of 1940.This is part of a group of items all recovered by a Royal Navy Diver in the 1970-1980s and comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures of him in the navy and pictures of Dunkirk.

    This item along with many other items were recovered in the 1970’s-1980’s by Royal Naval diver Ron King who recovered these items from the sea bed in to his private collection where they have been ever since and are now available for the first time since there recovery. Photos on the card are of Ron in the Royal Navy taken in front of HMS Hampshire the county class destroyer he served on.

    This item is, as is clearly visible, still covered in shells and sand. It will be posted in bubble wrap, and as securely packed as possible. However, it may not arrive in the exact condition as seen in the pictures; this is because some of the shells and sand may displace and come off. If this causes you a problem and spoils the item for you, then we would encourage you not to buy. we can of course hold, for collection or arrange to meet up at a show to make delivery. Delivery is possible, if local (within 25 mile radius) 

    The Battle of Dunkirk took place in Dunkirk, France, during the Second World War between the Allies and Germany. As part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe from 26 May - 4 June 1940.


    Battle of Dunkirk - Wikipedia