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Swindon Works Fire Brigade Dennis Fire Engine, 1942

Swindon Works Fire Brigade Dennis Fire Engine, 1942


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Size: 3060 x 2176 (1.1MB)

Date: 28th February 2014

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Swindon Works Fire Brigade Dennis Fire Engine, 1942

This Dennis fire engine was purchased by the Swindon Works Fire Brigade in December 1942. It was used to strengthen their wartime capabilities. The fire engine could accommodate six or seven men and contained 2, 000 feet of hose. It was also painted battleship grey so it was not easily spotted in an air raid

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Road Vehicle Swindon Works World War 2 Dennis Fire Engine Fire Station


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This print showcases the Swindon Works Fire Brigade's Dennis Fire Engine, a true symbol of resilience and strength during World War II. Acquired in December 1942, this fire engine played a vital role in bolstering the brigade's wartime capabilities. With its ability to accommodate six or seven brave firefighters, it stood as a formidable force against the ravages of war. What made this fire engine even more remarkable was its clever camouflage strategy. Painted battleship grey, it blended seamlessly into its surroundings, ensuring that it remained inconspicuous during air raids. This ingenious tactic allowed the firefighters to swiftly respond to emergencies without drawing unwanted attention from enemy aircraft. Equipped with an impressive 2,000 feet of hose, this Dennis fire engine possessed unrivaled firefighting power. Its robust design and advanced features enabled it to combat blazes efficiently and effectively. The significance of this historic artifact extends beyond its functional purpose; it serves as a poignant reminder of the bravery and dedication exhibited by those who served on the home front during World War II. The STEAM Museum proudly preserves this snapshot from history, immortalizing not only the vehicle itself but also paying homage to all those who risked their lives for others amidst one of humanity's darkest periods.

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