Object details

Category
Equipment
Related period
Second World War (association)
Creator
Ever Ready Co (Great Britain)
Materials

whole: metal

whole: glass

Dimensions

whole: L: 14 1/2 inches; Dia: 1 inch Weight: 4 ozs

Catalogue number
EQU 3632

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Crusader tanks and other vehicles out on patrol in the Western Desert, 26 August 1942.
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