This is a hand-bell made by the Buckinghamshire Die-Casting Co. of Burnham, Bucks using aluminium alloy from German aircraft destroyed during World War II. It bears the heads of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin in low relief. The handle bears a large 'V', again in low relief, on either side. Sale proceeds went to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Rather than ring, it makes a muted clatter. The alloy looks of low quality compared to contemporary materials and, to modern sensibilities, there is the matter of the loss of life that yielded the raw material: a modern market would be less accepting of such souvenirs of the battlefield.
It is a rather banal object - the creation of a tired people in austerity - and this befits its role over the last 60 years, which has been mainly to summon children and cats at feeding time. The V on the handle puts one in mind of the 'Victory'-products theme that runs through '1984'. It is unsatisfactory as a bell but, given that half of the continent of Europe remained under tyranny, the dissonance is about right.
However, it is kindly meant and the charity is unimpeachable.