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Interwar Recruitment Pamphlet

I have quite a few recruiting booklets for the various services over the last few decades, however tonight we are looking at my newest addition and possibly my favourite. 261 more words

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Heritage Victoria grants permission for Demolition of Princess Mary Club

MHA is sad and disappointed to learn that Heritage Victoria has issued a permit allowing BOTH the demolition of the Princess Mary Club and the construction of a large tower right next to the Wesley Church. 292 more words

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Photographs of Soldiering in Colonial Hong Kong

By the 1920s personal cameras were small and cheap enough that the hobby of photography was open to a far wider cross section of society- including those in the military. 393 more words

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Military Protractor Mk III

The importance of maps to the military can scarcely be underestimated. Whether it is to navigate to an enemy position, design a bridge or bring down artillery fire; maps are used every day by the armed forces. 206 more words

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Old Comrades Postcard

In what seems to be becoming a regular Friday feature, we look at another postcard from my collection tonight. On the face of it, this image seems an odd choice for inclusion as it is ostensibly a photograph of three men in civilian clothing: 456 more words

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Inter-War Tropical Uniform Studio Postcard

One of the first stops a British soldier made when being stationed to a far flung station of Empire was often to the local photographic studio to have a souvenir postcard taken to send back to his loved ones. 195 more words

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Life in the Royal Navy Cigarette Card Album

Collecting cigarette cards was a very popular hobby amongst both boys and men throughout the first half of the twentieth century, a tradition upheld today by the sticker collections so beloved of children. 219 more words

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