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Molotov cocktail A & W bombs

Pictured below is a box for storing the Air and Water bombs, it was found

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    Pictured below is a box for storing the Air and Water bombs, it was found at a local carboot sale and has survived in excellent condition. The enamel sign I bought on ebay. John.

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    Hi John, the enamel signs I have seen from time to time, but I suspect the wooden crate is a real rarity.

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    John

    A & W does not stand for air and water but Albright & Wilson, the makers of these "upgraded" Molotov cocktails, stocked in large numbers by the Home Guard. (Or is "Air & Water" a joke, to which i was not privy ?) They were based on Self-Igniting phosphorous!

    thanks

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