Complete with contents and in nice condition, with a date of July 1940
Prior to the Second World War, it was commonly anticipated that, as in the First World War, gas would be used as a weapon. As a consequence, much effort was expended in equipping both service personnel and civilians with suitable counter-measures. This tin of anti-gas ointment was a military issue item, intended for use on skin contaminated by Mustard Gas. Like most Mustard Gas antidotes of the era, it relies upon a strong alkaline content to neutralize the gas residue. Ointment, Anti-Gas No 2 consisted of a mixture of Chloramine-T and vanishing cream.