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  • NURSE EDITH CAVELL 1865-1915

    NURSE EDITH CAVELL 1865-1915

    part of "MAUDSLEY ALGERNON COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Jenkins, Rene

    Q 15064B

    A portrait of Edith Cavell, head of L'Ecole d'Infirmiere Dimplonier (Belgian nursing school) in Brussels, in her uniform, before the First World War.

  • clasp knife - Artillery Officer's

    clasp knife - Artillery Officer's

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Rodgers, Joseph and Sons England & Sheffield

    WEA 780

    Clasp Knife carried during the First World War by Major M F Hall, while serving with the 4th West Riding (Howitzer) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Although the army issued simple clasp knives, many soldiers chose to carry privately purchased examples...

  • Canadian trench knife [converted Ross bayonet] with scabbard

    Canadian trench knife [converted Ross bayonet] with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 784

    Canadian trench knife [converted Ross bayonet] with scabbard

  • Austro-Hungarian M1917 Ersatz bayonet with scabbard

    Austro-Hungarian M1917 Ersatz bayonet with scabbard

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 161

    Austro-Hungarian M1917 Ersatz bayonet with scabbard

  • MG 08/15

    MG 08/15

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    FIR 8063

    The MG 08/15 was the standard light machine-gun of the German Army during the First World War. Its origins lay in a wish to respond to the British deployment of the Lewis Gun (see FIR 8047) on the Western Front. Effective light machine-gun designs were...

  • MG 08

    MG 08

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Gewehrfabrik Spandau, Berlin-Spandau, Germany 1916

    FIR 9151

    The standard German machine-gun of the First World War, the MG08 was a water-cooled weapon employing the Maxim system of operation (see FIR 8095). The German Army was well equipped with machine-guns and accorded its machine-gunners an elite status....

  • 'Tommy Atkins' pipe

    'Tommy Atkins' pipe

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3979

    Clay pipe with a thin, curved stem and a bowl carved into the shape of the head of Lord Kitchener. On one side of the stem is carved 'Tommy Atkins' and on the other side 'London Made'.

  • inkwell, portable

    inkwell, portable

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: De La Rue & Co (Ransome's Patent)

    EPH 5608

    This portable inkwell is believed to have been used by HRH The Prince of Wales during the First World War

  • A Mark IV Tank - The Experimental Ground, Dollis Hill, London, N.W.

    A Mark IV Tank - The Experimental Ground, Dollis Hill, London, N.W.

    (art) Made by: Adeney, W Bernard 1918

    Art.IWM ART 2488

    image: a Mark IV tank stands side on facing left on broken ground. At the rear of the tank stands a man in overalls and blue cap, leaning on a spade. To the right is the roof of a shed where the tank has been stored. A few trees are visible in the...

  • Mark V Tanks Manoevering at Bovington, Dorset

    Mark V Tanks Manoevering at Bovington, Dorset

    (art) Made by: Adeney, W Bernard 1918

    Art.IWM ART 2489

    image: a Mark V Tank, covered in mud, teeters on the edge of the crest of a hill. Another tank disappears to the left at the bottom of the hill, while a third climbs a steep summit. Three figures stand on the top of a hill in the background.

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