Object Highlights First World War

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Accession No P28266
Caption First World War postcard.
Date photo taken 07 Jun 1918
Brief Description Photograph of a postcard sent during the First World War acknowledging receipt of a parcel by a prisoner of war, Private J Wilson, Royal Scots, at Arbeit Kommando 61 2A Friedrichsfeld bei Wesel
Photographer or Artist Crown
Department Photo
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Accession No 1975-047-011
Name/Title Princess Mary's Christmas Gift
Primary Prod Date 1914
Brief Description Gold coloured tin with a hinged lid. The lid is embossed with a design featuring the bust of Queen Mary in the centre, flags to either side, a battleship below and a sword and scabbard above.
These tins were issued to troops serving in France in the First World War during Christmas 1914. They usually contained cigarettes, writing paper and a pencil.
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Accession No 1976-016-001
Name/Title grenade; hand
Primary Prod Date 1916
Brief Description No.5 Mk1 grenade also known as a Mills bomb. Egg shaped coloured brown (rust) with a deep pineapple finish on its casing. By 1918 the No5 variant was declared obsolete.
Primary Maker Falkirk Iron Co
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