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William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940

William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940


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Filename: p155 - 006838LA20120717-100 Turril gas suit 1940.jpg

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Date: 12th February 2015

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William Turrill in gas protection suit, spring 1940

Here, WIlliam Turrill models the full gas protection suit usually worn by Air Raid Wardens. In the spring of 1940 a Kew Gardens Platoon was formed. Turrill oversaw the evacuation of Kews Herbarium specimens and books to Oxford, and was recruited to the Intelligence Division of the Admiralty on an unspecified botanical assignment

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