WW2 Air Raid Precaution Personal Protection Against Gas 1939 Handbook

WW2 Air Raid Precaution Personal Protection Against Gas 1939 Handbook

Code: 18516

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For sale is an WW2 Air Raid Precaution Personal Protection Against Gas Handbook Published and printed in 1939.

 
The preface states;
 
“The series of Air Raid Precautions Handbooks (of which a list is given on the opposite page) is produced by the Air Raid Precautions Department of the Ministry of Home Security with the assistance of other Govern- ment Departments concerned. The measures for safeguarding the civil population against the effects of air attack which these Hand- books describe have become a necessary part of the defensive organisation of any country which is open to air attack. The need for them is not related to any belief that war is imminent. It arises from the fact that the risk of attack from the air, however remote it may be, is a risk that cannot be ignored, and because preparations to minimise the consequences of attack from the air cannot be improvised on the spur of the moment but must be made, if they are to be effective, in time of peace. For the purpose of the measures now to be taken, it must be assumed that the scale of attack would greatly exceed anything which was experienced in the last war, and would involve the use of high explosive and incendiary bombs. The use of poison gas in war is forbidden by the Geneva Gas Protocol of 1925, to which this country and all the most important countries of western Europe are parties, and the Government would use every endeavour on an outbreak of war to secure an under- taking from the enemy not to use poison gas. Never- theless, the risk of poison gas being used remains a possibility and cannot be disregarded. The Handbooks are designed to describe a scheme of precautions which it is hoped would prove effective in preventing avoidable injury and loss of life, or widespread dislocation of national activities. The Handbooks aim at giving the best available informa tion on methods of passive defence against air attack, and will be revised from time to time in the light of future developments.”
 
This is in good condition. 
 
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