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  • spade cutter for finish-boring magazine of 60pdr Mk.II/L shrapnel shell.  Womens work.

    spade cutter for finish-boring magazine of 60pdr Mk.II/L shrapnel shell. Womens work.

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Herbert Hunt & Sons

    EPH 4751

    British machine-tool component made during the First World War by women employees of Herbert Hunt and Sons, Manchester for the production of munitions. 'Spade cutters' were used for finish boring the magazines of 60-pounder Mark II/L shrapnel...

  • Shoes,  wire & leather sand shoes

    Shoes, wire & leather sand shoes

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 12519

    Pair of matching shoes having soles made of wire, having white tying tape attached through seven brown leather runners that are sewn to the wire mesh

  • Jacket M1938 Type 98 (tropical) O/Rs: Japanese

    Jacket M1938 Type 98 (tropical) O/Rs: Japanese

    (uniforms and insignia)

    UNI 4125

    The M1938 Type 98 uniform system comprised a service dress uniform in both summer and winter variations together with similar field caps. From 1938 when this uniform was introduced all rank badges were to be moved from the shoulder to the collar (except...

  • Cigarette Tin, German

    Cigarette Tin, German

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 5185

    A metal cigarette tin with hinged lid. Tin is white with German Imperial Naval Ensign on lid with a picture of a sailor smoking over the top. Tin is much dented and there is a hole in one side.

  • magnetic holdfast (to give a saboteur's boat a temporary mooring)

    magnetic holdfast (to give a saboteur's boat a temporary mooring)

    (Weapons and ammunition)

    MUN 6060

    Magnetic holdfast which gave a saboteur's boat a temporary mooring to the target ship while a limpet mine was planted.

  • shell cartridge, French 75mm, decorated : Aisne 1917

    shell cartridge, French 75mm, decorated : Aisne 1917

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1897

    French brass 75mm shell case converted into trench art vase with pierced handles. Body engraved with floral design (roses) on one side. Engraved 'Aisne', '1917'. Base marked: '75 DEC', 'PDPs 2728 L16 P'.

  • cigarette case

    cigarette case

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Mappin & Webb Ltd.

    EPH 3592

    The cigarette case was presented to Colonel Harold Perkins, the Head of SOE's Polish Section, by his opposite numbers in Polish Intelligence. The engraved names are the code names of operations to Poland during 1942-43, while the '...

  • badge, headdress, British, V Force

    badge, headdress, British, V Force

    (uniforms and insignia)

    INS 761

    badge crossed daggers with a 'V' in front and scroll below, folded 4 times in center of which is 'FORCE'

  • Military Cross & MC

    Military Cross & MC

    (Decorations and awards)

    OMD 3268

    medal, and ribbon

  • King George VI Coronation Medal (1937)

    King George VI Coronation Medal (1937)

    (Decorations and awards)

    OMD 3272

    medal and ribbon

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