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TITLE
Secret Letter:Immobilization of Petrol Pumps
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_D592_5_33
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
11 October 1940
PERIOD
1940s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6059
KEYWORDS
homeguard
petrol pumps
smashing
mmobilization of fuel
Secret Letter:Immobilization of Petrol Pumps

Letter from Brigade Major, 152nd Infantry to the listed liaison units with the Home Guard.

The letter was notification of a coming change to the policy of smashing petrol pumps in the event of invasion.

The purpose of smashing the pumps was to prevent enemy troops from having access to fuel. The letter suggests that the action of smashing the pumps may "in fact, facilitate the extraction of petrol from tanks by the enemy using his own portable pump."

New instructions were going to be sent out stating how to remove vital components from the pumps allowing them to be quickly reassembled and in use when the enemy is driven out of the area.

Instructions were still to stand for the destruction of pumps until the new orders would be received.

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Secret Letter:Immobilization of Petrol Pumps

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1940s

homeguard; petrol pumps; smashing; mmobilization of fuel;

Caithness Archive Centre

Home Guard/Civil Defence papers

Letter from Brigade Major, 152nd Infantry to the listed liaison units with the Home Guard.<br /> <br /> The letter was notification of a coming change to the policy of smashing petrol pumps in the event of invasion.<br /> <br /> The purpose of smashing the pumps was to prevent enemy troops from having access to fuel. The letter suggests that the action of smashing the pumps may "in fact, facilitate the extraction of petrol from tanks by the enemy using his own portable pump."<br /> <br /> New instructions were going to be sent out stating how to remove vital components from the pumps allowing them to be quickly reassembled and in use when the enemy is driven out of the area.<br /> <br /> Instructions were still to stand for the destruction of pumps until the new orders would be received.