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  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Collection: Campaign maps of Western Front, in cabinet

    Collection: Campaign maps of Western Front, in cabinet

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2975

    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...

  • Wire

    Wire

    (art) Made by: Nash, Paul

    Art.IWM ART 2705

    Image: a devastated landscape, pocked with rain-filled shell-holes. A shattered tree stands to the right, the tree and the whole foreground dominated by a dense web of barbed wire. The sky is a dramatic contrast between white and purplish red coloured...

  • Thornton Pickard Imperial 1/4 plate camera

    Thornton Pickard Imperial 1/4 plate camera

    (Equipment) Made by: Thornton Pickard 1914

    PHO 20

    This particular camera and tripod was used by Second Lieutenant Walter Cobb of the Royal Flying Corps, during his service on the Western Front.

  • location sign, prisoners' cage

    location sign, prisoners' cage

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 36

    Sign; rectangular sign painted in black and red on bare wood. It bears the inscription PRISONERS CAGE (above & below circle surrounding 29th Division Sign of red triangle). The sign measures 15 inches x 13 inches x 1 inch.

  • location sign, Death Valley

    location sign, Death Valley

    (Equipment)

    FEQ 23

    sign rectangular wooden location sign, painted white on black

  • Aircraft Scale Model, Fokker DrI, German

    Aircraft Scale Model, Fokker DrI, German

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships) Made by: Charles Ledwidge

    MOD 303

    Model of the famous German First World War fighter aircraft, the Fokker Dr1 Triplane, which was acquired by the Museum in 1922. Painted all red, the model represents the machine flown by Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant) Eberhard Stapenhorst in 1917-18....

  • poppy, framed

    poppy, framed

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9960

    Poppy from a Flanders field which was picked by Joseph Shaddick during service in the First World War and sent home to his wife, Rosemary (Biddy) Shaddick. Joseph was born in Barnstaple in 1885, was on the Army Reserve at the begining of the war and left...

  • Horsedrawn Mobile Pigeon Loft

    Horsedrawn Mobile Pigeon Loft

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships)

    MOD 307

    Wooden model of a Horsedrawn Mobile Pigeon Loft, of the type used by the British Carrier Pigeon Service, during the First World War. Pigeons had been used as message carriers in many wars prior to 1914, and it is recorded notably that pigeons relayed the...

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