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Cigarette tin World War 1. It is embossed with "France" on the left side and "Russia" on the right, "Belgium" top left and "Japan" top right, with "Imperium Britannicum" between them. Bottom left is "Servia" and bottom right is "Monte Negro". The head of Princess Mary is in the middle with "M" and "M" on either side of it. Along the bottom is "Christmas 1914". The Princess Mary 1914 Christrmas Gift Tin was issued in two varieties, smokers and non-smokers, to all British and Commonwealth troops who were in service at Christmas 1914. It originally contained either cigarettes, or chocolate / sweets, plus a greeting card, bullet pencil and assorted other small 'treats'.
Tin -WW1 MARLBOROUGH SACRIFICE, THE PEOPLE -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc

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Last modified on: November 16, 2015