17 July 2010
Leyburn Wartime Weekend
These were taken at Leyburn Wartime Weekend. The guy holding the baby with the gas mask on was telling us about how it worked and things that happened with these masks. I got very emotional when he told me about someone in the war that had their baby in one of these masks. You had to pump in air with ventiallator pump on the side. One day a woman had put the baby in the mask and as she was putting her own mask on she had fell and hit her head on something, knocking herself out. When she came too, she found her baby had suffocated in the mask. So sad, so shocking, makes you think what people went through those days. Makes you think about the war too.