cigarettes, Dutch

Catalogue number
  • EPH 2280
Department
Exhibits
Materials
  • Cigarettes: tobacco
  • whole: card
  • whole: paper
Dimensions
  • whole: H : 74 mm W : 53 mm D : 21 mm
Alternative names
  • full name: cigarettes, Dutch
  • simple name: SMO
Category
souvenirs and ephemera

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Physical description

The front of the packet shows a Mitchell light bomber on a white and orange background. The reverse shows three uniformed airmen complete with the RAF badge and the 'Nederland' pilot's badge.

History note

Cigarette packets were dropped by the RAF into the Netherlands in 1943 to commemorate Queen Wilhelmina's birthday.

A) printed on the front c) printed on the sides d) pinted on the top

a) NEDERLANDSCHE MARINE VLIEGERS (translation: Dutch Marine Pilots) b) REGINA ET PATRIA & NEDDERLANDRS OVER NEDERLAND c) NEDERLAND ZAL HERRIJZEN (translation: The Netherlands shall arise)

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