Time saving Wartime Memories party pack. Take a trip back to yesteryear, this pack is perfect for a bit of nostalgia, chock full of decorations, hats, bunting, faded Union Jack flags & more. See below for contents
It was after the Airborne operation over Sicily in 1943 that Commander Taylor, the future general commanding the 101st Airborne Division (The Screaming Eagles), realized the importance of communication among the parachuted units in enemy territory. Scattered in various places, isolated paratroopers often had a hard time to find their comrades without risking exposure to enemy fire. The Americans reused the principle of a popular toy at the time, the ‘Cricket’ consisted of a steel spring blade emitting a click-clack when pressed and released (similar in sound to the insect). British manufactures were given an order of several thousand of the devices to be used by the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day. To use the device, it was squeezed, flexing the steel spring and making a 'click-clack'- asking for the identification. The response should be a double squeeze making two 'click-clacks'. If the response was not two ‘click-clacks’ the Para opened fire! This is a faithful reproduction of the original device. Watch the YouTube video
This sturdy box contains more than 30 items of hitherto unused WW1 memorabilia.
The box dimensions are 220 x 160 x 41mm and the overall weight of the product is 560g.
12 page full size newspaper
20 page abridged version of ""War News"" magazine
4 x double sided propaganda posters-
8 page ""Wipers Times"" magazine - this is how the Tommies pronounced ""Ypres"" and it was produced in the Trenches
Red Cross programme
Certificate of Exemption from the War
Secret Infantry Papers with map
3 page hand written letter with envelope
Trench booklet (rules and regs. of Trench life)
Desertion papers inc. defence and prosecution statements
Fascinating typed letter describing ""life in the Trenches""Selection of flyers
""Killed in Action"" letter
A soldier's Pay Book
10 x double sided postcards
24 x trade cards
Recruitment and Munitions cards
Take a trip down memory lane with the Womens War Memorabilia Pack. Contains: Life in the WRNS booklet, Home Companion magazine, personal ephemera, Land Army flyer, wartime recipes, A Womans Place pamphlet & various fantastic images.
WW11 Booklets Memorabilia Pack contains replicas of the following: Make do and Mend booklet, ration book, evacuee tag, ID Card, Puddings & Sweets leaflet, Wartime Cookery Booklet, What to do in a Wartime Emergency Booklet, How to keep Well in Wartime Booklet. A great educational pack
Contains: a complete twelve page replica of the evening Standard newspaper from June 6th 1944, reporting that more than 4000 ships and smaller craft had crossed the Channel to begin the invasion. Cinema listings and adverts.
WWI Your King and Country Need You Reproduction Poster printed on heavy coated mat paper (aprox. 20 x 30 inches) Authentic looking reproduction. This union flag background and an appeal from the King does its best to persuade you to enlist.
Dig for Victory was one of the most well known wartime slogans. Everyone from school children to pensioners were encouraged to grow their own vegetables to help the war effort. Dig for Victory Now 1940's Reproduction Poster measures 76cm x 50cm
Yanks Over Here Memorabilia Pack Contains: Yank Weekly magazine, A short guide to Great Britain booklet, US Red Cross newsletters, variety of passes and ID, hand written letter from an American Serviceman, dance invitation plus miscellaneous cards and images.
Victorian Entertainment Memorabilia Pack contains: Theatre programmes, freak show adverts, poster, execution handbill, boxing flyer, miscellaneous ephemera and a selection of fascinating photographs and images
Victorian Household Memorabilia Pack: Contains: Exchange and Mart newspaper, servant's licence, carbolic smoke leaflet, household furnishings brochure, Water Purification booklet, Gas lighting advert, plus selection of advertising cards.
Contains: complete sixteen page replica of the Daily Sketch newspaper from June 19th 1940, outlining the RAs offensive, London evacuation, what to do if Britain is invaded, that days radio listening as well as local adverts.
VE Day Replica Daily Sketch May 8th 1945. Complete 8 page replica of the Daily Sketch from 8th May 1945 when the King declared a 2 day Public Holiday to celebrate Victory in Europe. Photographs of famous London landmarks, plus world-wide news, adverts, cartoons and radio programmes of the day.
Fun for all, enjoy some good old traditional games with our 5 Classic Games in a Tin. Includes 20 premium Glass Marbles, 10 Classic metal Jacks , 28 Tiddlywinks, 30 multi colour Pick-Up-Sticks and a Pack of Deluxe Playing Cards
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