Helmet-type gas mask, United Kingdom, 1915


Collection holder:
Wellcome Library
Collection description:
The canvas mask could be worn over a helmet and tucked into a uniform. The mask has glass eyepieces so the soldier can still see. The mask was soaked in chemicals to provide protection during a phosgene gas attack. Phosgene gas was particularly dange ...more
Date:
made: 1915
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