‘Diary of development of British respirator’, 1915-1919

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Selected by Patricia Methven, Director of Archives & Information Management What: ‘Diary of development of British respirator’, 1915-1919. Why: Albeit visually dull, this six page text charts British attempts to protect millions of men from the initially disabling, eventually lethal, … Continue reading

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Selected by Patricia Methven, Director of Archives & Information Management What Three photographs by C H Foulkes reflecting the scale of effort required by the British Army Service Corps and Belgian farming community in feeding the troops. The photographs are … Continue reading

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Selected by Kate O’Brien, Archives Services Manager What Princess Mary’s tobacco tin, in the collection of Field Marshal Sir John Dill. These brass tins were sent to all service personnel on the Western Front and in the Navy, December 1914. The scheme … Continue reading

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Selected by Geoff Browell, Senior Archives Services Manager Two photographs showing Senegalese Tirailleurs: the French mobilised some 200,000 colonial infantry from West Africa throughout the course of the war; their numbers rose sharply after 1916 in order to replace heavy … Continue reading