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Photograph of V-E Day May 8, 1945

Brief description

Photograph, title: V-E Day May 8, 1945 "Lives Saved" Record, in Dining Room'. View of the Spirella Factory canteen with two women posed in front of tea urns clutching teapots. A display board hanging between the flags shows the number of members that have joined the Caterpillar Club, that was administered by the Irving Airchute Company, who used the Spirella Factory during World War Two. Membership of this exclusive club was only available to those whose lives had been saved by using a parachute.

Object name


Content event

world war two
VE Day

Content place

Dining Room

Associated organisations

Irving Air Chute of Great Britain
Caterpillar Club
image FGCHM 100.210

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