This is a British soldiers complete gas mask and filter they are not connected the connector tube is there but separate from both the mask which is dated 1940 and the filter.All the parts are still very solid and not braking up or crumbling and still have sand and shells attached on them 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 been lightly cleaned so is perfect to display or any collection which was recovered from the beach at Bray Dunnes 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.The mask comes with a laminated A5 information card with pictures.
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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.