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WW2 Rifle Oiler 

(This is in the WW2 artefact box)

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information and pictures

rifle oiler from our WW2 artefacts box for primary schools
rifle oiler from our WW2 artefacts box for primary schools
rifle oiler from our WW2 artefacts box for primary schools

Questions

1)  This was used by Home Guard soldiers who would have been given it with their rifle but their rifles were sometimes very old and not as good as those given to regular soldiers.  Why do you think this was?

 

2)  Why was it important for the men to keep their rifles oiled?

 

3)  Sometimes people made fun of the Home Guard soldiers because they were often too young or old to join the regular army. How would this make you feel and would you have still joined?

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1)  This was used by Home Guard soldiers who would have been given it with their rifle but their rifles were sometimes very old and not as good as those given to regular soldiers.  Why do you think this was?

 

ANSWER: Because there was not enough materials to make them and the best weapons had to go to the regular army.

 

2)  Why was it important for the men to keep their rifles oiled?

 

ANSWER: To keep it working properly.

 

3)  Sometimes people made fun of the Home Guard soldiers because they were often too young or old to join the regular army. How would this make you feel and would you have still joined?

 

ANSWER: This answer is up to you, though many Home Guard soldiers were very proud of what they did.

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