Gas Masks Tested for Babies. England, 1940.

Let us take a look back at a moment in history. 63 years ago today marks the beginning of the Battle of Britain, a purely aerial campaign waged between the British Royal Air Force and the German Luftwaffe. 

At the time, factories and other ground infrastructures were targeted and much of London and southeast England were razed during the campaign. The threat of chemical warfare still loomed great following the Great War and every precaution was taken. 

In this series of pictures you see gas mask and respirators being fit tested for infants during a drill at a London hospital.

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