1998.229.1

Brass letter-opener commemorating the Battle of the Somme, made from bullet casings and inscribed “1918 Somme” on the blade, although the original inscription appears to have been “so  eronne”, which could be a person’s name or meaning ‘so wrong’. The handle  is inscribed with “Villers Brettoneaux”, with the digits 3, 16, S67 and a symbol on the base.

1998.229.1

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Pedestal Unit 1: drawer 2
Current Location: normal location

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