Acquired by donor after an operation in which he rowed ashore a Spanish SOE operative to conduct reconaissance. The Spaniard (nom de guerre 'Anton') took it from a man killed in a firefight which unexpectedly developed.
Stamped over chamber
Stamped on toggle
Carved twice on each grip
Stamped on underside of barrel, front barrel lug & left of chamber
Stamped twice on underside of magazine
Stamped on right of chamber
crown over B & crown over S & crown over S & eagle
From Tirpitz the pig, the mascot of HMS Glasgow, Warrior the horse, and Rip the a stray dog, to Gustav, one of the RAF's messenger pigeons, and Wojtek the 'Soldier Bear', meet 9 famous animals from the First and Second World Wars.