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  • fragment, shrapnel

    fragment, shrapnel

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9396

    Metal shrapnel fragment (L 2in x W 1in) suffering from some active corrosion. One side is almost flat; the remaining edges are sharp and irregular.

  • Decca Gramophone & Box of Records

    Decca Gramophone & Box of Records

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Decca

    EPH 7660

    Decca gramophone and 32 records stored inside a wooden box originally for ammunition, inside the wooden box are four narrow slot compartments for storing records and a larger square compartment for the gramophone, the gramophone itself has a hinged lid...

  • scabbard for "French Nail"

    scabbard for "French Nail"

    part of ""French Nail" with scabbard & Clou Français" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 776.2

    Crudely made flat rectangular wooden scabbard improvised from packing crates. A leather strap has been attached (by nails) at the mouthpiece.

  • jug, 18-pounder shell case

    jug, 18-pounder shell case

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 3497

    Item of 'trench art' made by (142817) Sapper E Southgate (Royal Engineers) whilst he was manning an underground telephone exchange in the Ypres district during the First World War.

  • "French Nail" fighting knife

    "French Nail" fighting knife

    part of ""French Nail" with scabbard & Clou Français" (Weapons and ammunition)

    WEA 776.1

    Whole description : SPECIMEN & (SEE) WEA 641

  • sword bayonet for Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle (SMLE Mark 3) & Pattern 1907, third type

    sword bayonet for Short Magazine Lee-Enfield rifle (SMLE Mark 3) & Pattern 1907, third type

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Wilkinson Sword Company

    WEA 490

    SPECIMEN & (SEE) WEA 467 & WEA 470 & WEA 472.

  • Campaign map of Western Front, South of Ypres

    Campaign map of Western Front, South of Ypres

    part of "Campaign maps of Western Front, in cabinet" (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2975.2

    A collection of what are believed to be original First World War campaign contour maps of the Western Front, made in late 1917 and early 1918, as used/for use by the Staff of the British Expeditionary Force in operational planning at GHQ France. (In this...

  • wall paper, fragment

    wall paper, fragment

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 8262

    Section of wallpaper taken from Bosche dug out near Ectrees on 6 February 1917 and associated with the First World War service of H E Etherington.

  • Victoria Cross & VC

    Victoria Cross & VC

    (Decorations and awards) Made by: Hancocks & Co, London

    OMD 3976

    Victoria Cross awarded in 1915 to Lieutenant Philip Neame, Royal Engineers (12 Dec 1888-28 Apr 1978) On 19 December 1914, following a British attack near Neuve Chapelle, Neame and his section were ordered to consolidate captured trenches. Going forward...

  • French trench dagger: 'Le Nettoyeur de Tranchées

    French trench dagger: 'Le Nettoyeur de Tranchées

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Établissements Caux, Hesdin 1917

    WEA 676

    CONTROL. Hilt form: most unusual three bar open hilt configuration, the overall arrangement resembling a whisk. One bar curves down towards the cruciform crossguard forming a belt loop. Despite its unique form the hilt is comfortably shaped to hand....

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