Thursday 10 October 2002

The nation prepares for war (03)

Firebomb disposal practice, Japan 1937
A scheme for using a galvanized iron protection shield when dealing with firebombs. Although the thermal power of a firebomb is very strong, it is said that if one can manage to get within about a meter the fire can be extinguished. To ensure that that the firefighter does not trip during the approach, the lower section of the shield is hinged. (August 1937)

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At 1st I thought this could be a really sarcastic- funny editorial about attempting to handle an explosive situation... and under estimating


Posted by RF on 16 October 2002 (Comment Permalink)

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