Dimensions: Overall: 350 x 50mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2007.591
This incendiary bomb was dropped on Sheffield during an air raid in 1940. It was diffused and kept by Mr George Hardy, a policeman in the transport division. During the war he worked in operational control for air raid incidents, and defused unexploded bombs out on the moors.
Hundreds of incendiary bombs like this one were dropped on Sheffield during the Second World War. They were designed to light fires where they landed, and people were trained in how to put out incendiary bombs if they landed on their home.