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No 3 hinge-type release switch, 1942 (c)

This booby trap device would have been used by British commandos, agents of the Special Operations Executive and resistance fighters. Placed inside or under something, this switch operated the attached explosives when a weight was removed from it.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1987-03-33-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum Copyright

Location

National Army Museum, Battle gallery

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1987-03-33-1

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