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W2-4 Jigsaw Puzzle: A toy produced during the Second World War

puzzleTaking the sting out of a time bomb

This Canada at War WW II puzzle is one in a series of 12 puzzles produced in Canada by Somerville.

The 12 puzzle titles are:

1. Canadian warship captures first Italian prize

2. Royal Navy takes over U.S. destroyers

3. The loss of the Margaree

4. H.M.C.S. Prince Robert captures the Weser off Mexico

5. Canadian Highlanders escape from France

6. Canadians do a Royal guard

7. Taking the sting out of a time bomb

8. Canadian troops garrison Iceland

9. Airmen in training fly over Canada

10. About to try their wings in the air

11. American training planes are towed into Canada

12. First class of airmen get their wings

This particular puzzle is titled “Taking the sting out of a time bomb”. The box describes the scene depicted in the puzzle: “Time bombs, which explode some hours or days after falling, are one of the worst features of the German air raids on London. A force of Canadian engineers, specially trained for the work, performed miracles of valor in removing and rendering harmless these bombs at great risk to themselves. The picture shows Lieut. R. Davies, a pioneer in this work, seated in a crater, removing the fuse from a time bomb in the grounds of a London hospital.”

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