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The First World War

Brass Flare Gun

Description:

COGSWELL & HARRISON Ltd 1918 No1 Mk III.  During trench warfare coloured flares were an essential means of sending messages visible to the whole line as telephone lines often proved useless. They could also fire white flares to illuminate areas of the battlefield.

Place of Production:
England
Materials/Media:
brass with a wooden grip.
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
MA/H82
Digital Number:
EAAM123a, b
Creation Date:
1918
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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