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Gas Mask Memories

by nottinghamcsv

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nottinghamcsv
People in story: 
Leonora Williams
Location of story: 
Dover, Kent
Background to story: 
Civilian
Article ID: 
A4889910
Contributed on: 
09 August 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War site by CSV/BBC Radio Nottingham on behalf of Leonora Williams with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

Gas masks were an awful ordeal, we had to go tot eh fire station and be fitted with the masks. Luckily I wasn’t allergic to rubber then but I am now. At that age, 10, it was awful at first when we tried them on, as you felt suffocated, but at that age we had a bit of a laugh about it.

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