WW2 Home Front - Fire Guard Items - Ferring
Three items of ephemera related to Sector 6 - Ferring (near Goring South Coast). Two original typed letters issued by H. Jackson Sir Fire Guard and later Fire Guard Staff officer & an ordnance survey map of Chichester & Worthing (Inc Ferring) sheet 133 1940. First letter 'Reorganisation of Group 6. The second letter is a note related to the I.B.E.N 2Kg incendiary bomb and safe disposal. read more
French Liberation - Forces Françaises Libres
A French liberation booklet measuring 18x24 cm, dedicated to the French Liberating Forces. "La Flame de la resistance franchise ne doit pas s'éteindre et ne s'éteindra pas" "Tout Francais a le devoir absolu de continuer la resistance." General de Gaulle, 18 19 1940. Approx 26 pages of photographs and depictions all in French. Please note the staples have rusted due to age. read more
WW2 French Adrian Helmet - FFI
French Adrian helmet adapted for use by a member of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI). The helmet has been painted with FFI identification marks. The original liner has been replaced with, what looks like, an old leather belt and German shoulder board. Note, the helmet is being left in the same condition as found. read more
WW2 Photo FFI - Liberation Collaborator Shaved Head
Two photographs depicting the liberation of a French city. One photo shows a girl being paraded on a car with a shaved head. The other photograph of crowds cheering a American troops on what looks like a self propelled gun mounted on a Whites armoured half track.
WW2 French Water Canteen - Patriotically Painted
A wonderful unique artefact being a standard French Army canteen (Gourd) having been patriotically painted, with the tricolour & French fighting cock astride a broken Swastika on the back. There is the remnants of a typed paper label to the front, which roughly translated is toasting the hero's and freedom of France. I would presume this would have been painted during or just after the liberati... read more
WW2 - Arial Bombing Targets - French propaganda photographs - Libya.
Two arial photographs of RAF bombing raids on Libya. The back is stamped in French, roughly translated as "Photographic section RAF staff propaganda service" One photograph is dated 29-12-42 Mourzouch which is Fezzan - Libya. I am unable to make out the annotations of the second photo but presume the same area.