We are really excited to now have these as part of our collection. A pair of WW2 United States Signal Corps Field Telephones. The first EE-8 telephones were manufactured in the early 1930's and were used by the Signal Corps through WW2 and the Vietnam War. The early models were held in a leather case, before canvas and nylon housing and straps came into favour. After WW2, the surplus of the EE-8 telephones were sold to American civilians at home to use as private telephones.
A recent addition to our artefacts. A replica 1kg German Incendiary Bomb. Thousands of these were dropped on Britain during the war. The original bomb, like this replica, functioned on impact. The filling only had to burn for about half a minute to a heat of 2500 degrees before the magnesium outer casing melted, setting fire to flammable objects and materials around it. Later adaptations included explosive charges in the tail, or inside an additional nose section. The charges