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tin, ration

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  • Other Name

    emergency ration tin with bullet holes, WW2

    21496 Guy Lindsey Collins, 21 Infantry Battalion, 2NZEF

  • Description

    Emergency Ration tin associated with 21496 Pte. Guy Lindsey Collins, 21 Infantry Battalion, 2NZEF. Lidded metal tin, bullet holes through lid and base; embossed instructions: "EMERGENCY / RAT[ION] / PURPOSE OF CONTENTS / TO BE CONSUMED ONLY WHEN / NO OTHER RATIONS OF ANY KIND / ARE PROCURABLE / TO OPEN / STRIP OFF BAND INSERT COIN IN / CORNER GROOVE AND TURN / NOTICE: NOT TO BE OPENED EXCEPT / BY ORDER OF AN OFFICER.".

    Accompanying paper label notes: "This is the tin that deflected bullet from Guy Collins in Crete".

  • Accession Number
  • Accession Date
    19 Sep 2019
  • Department
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