The gask mask is an important artefact for our city. It represents the struggle people faced during World War2 and was one of the only defences peopel at that time had to protect them. Everybody in the community was assigned a gas mask and needed to carry one with them at all times they were essential wearing given out by the Government. During 1940 the Germans obliterated the city centre of Coventry. Many innocent people died. The gas mask can serve as a symbol of that time and serve as a reminder for war to not happen again oin such a scale. Future generations can learn from this artefact - about war, struggle of people and how times were during war. Those visiting from around the world can see this object and look back in time to the war and what happened not only in our country but the personal struggles of so many in our amazing city that has now risen from the ashes like a phoenix, a symbol of hope, reconciliation and peace for the future.