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  • 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....

  • Grenade, Hand, Battye

    Grenade, Hand, Battye

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 1523

    grenade, fuse segmented cast iron cylinder with simulated explosive insert; fuse inside copper tube (3.5cm of fuse left exposed) inserted into inner; painted black

  • Colt New Service (commercial post-1905)

    Colt New Service (commercial post-1905)

    (Weapons and ammunition) Made by: Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, CT, USA 1914

    FIR 10551

    This Colt New Service (see FIR 11511) was damaged on 12 March 1915, in the course of an action in which Lieutenant C G Martin won the Victoria Cross. Martin, a Royal Engineer (56th Field Company), volunteered to lead a bombing attack with men of the 3rd...

  • biscuit tin, Crawford's 'Hero Box

    biscuit tin, Crawford's 'Hero Box

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: William Crawford & Sons, Ltd. 1914

    EPH 3486

    Early First World War period British biscuit tin bearing an overtly inspirational image of British infantry enduring, with good humour, the tribulations and muddy conditions of trench warfare on the Western Front.

  • wall plate, Field Marshal Gerald Pau

    wall plate, Field Marshal Gerald Pau

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: RIDGWAYS, ENGLAND 1914

    EPH 7952

    Circular ceramic wall plaque, glazed olive green, bearing portrait of Field Marshal Gerald Pau in centre. There are two holes at the top for hanging, the base is marked 'PUBLISHED DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914. RIDGWAYS ENGLAND'.

  • Hell Fire Corner

    Hell Fire Corner

    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5892

    image: A view along a canal crossed by a wooden bridge near Hell Fire Corner, the junction of the Menin Road and the Ypres- Roulers railway kept under constant observation by German artillery. The damaged remains of two boats float in the water and there...

  • An RAMC Squad with Infantry : night at Nurlu, October 1918

    An RAMC Squad with Infantry : night at Nurlu, October 1918

    (art) Made by: Mackey, Haydn Reynolds

    Art.IWM ART 3795

    image: A view upwards from a trench on the Somme. A British infantryman stands within the trench in the foreground, looking up at an RAMC squad passing over the trench, silhouetted against the night sky. Two of the RAMC men carry a folded up stretcher.

  • Near Hell-Fire Corner, Menin Road, Ypres

    Near Hell-Fire Corner, Menin Road, Ypres

    (art) Made by: Mackey, Haydn Reynolds

    Art.IWM ART 3794

    image: A view along a section of the Menin Road near the notorious Hell Fire Corner, the junction of the Menin Road and the Ypres-Roulers railway kept under constant observation by German artillery. There are trees on either side of the road that have...

  • Railway Station, Arras

    Railway Station, Arras

    (art) Made by: Lawson, Cecil Constant Philip

    Art.IWM ART 5881

    image: A view of several railways leading into Arras station, with buildings of the city visible on the horizon.

  • The Main Dressing-station of a Field Ambulance : Templeux-la-Fosse, 18th September 1918

    The Main Dressing-station of a Field Ambulance : Templeux-la-Fosse, 18th September 1918

    (art) Made by: Mackey, Haydn Reynolds 1918

    Art.IWM ART 3790

    image: The site of a main dressing station near Templeux-la-Fosse in the Somme region. There are a series of tents, with a few wheeled carts in the central foreground. A red cross flag and a Union Jack fly above the camp. The landscape beyond is green...

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