Rectangular yellow bar of general service soap with rounded corners and edges. The soap is inside a blue cardboard box with the same inscription in white letters on both sides “GENERAL PURPOSE SOAP Cat. No. H.A. 12889 LATHERS IN ALL KINDS OF WATER This soap is the result of extensive research and has a performance which will meet many of your service requirements. It can be used for (I) Ablutions (including shampoo), (II) Shaving, (III) for laundering purposes and (IV) Mess utensils. It will do all these in soft, hard and sea water at any reasonable temperature".
3 Books of First World War postcards stored with this item, as they were not accepted by the Art Dept.