Of the things you might not have considered… Living as a woman during wartime, does your hairstyle suit wearing a gas mask?
If your hair is worn too curly and big around the face, the mask may not fit properly tight and gas that has been dropped in your area (tear, mustard, whatever) will seep in through the edges. Not pleasant. Please note the smile on this woman’s face as she models how nice it will be to wear this full vision gas mask during an air raid.
“Hairdressers in the West End of London report the latest coiffeur – the Gas Mask Curl. The idea is to leave a centre-parting for the main strap” 1939 Daily Mirror”
In my research for this entry, I also came across this image from a newspaper. Please read the article that accompanies the image.
Now, during an air attack,