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Lieut. H. Baker served with the 3rd Vol. Coy., 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers, was taken prisoner in Oct. 1916 and sent to Strohen Prisoner of War Camp, Germany. Letter from Burnley, England, enclosing a account of his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany and his recollections of Australian prisoners of war, 1916-1918.

Box 8 Item 17 – Hugh Venables Vernon miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919.
Handmade protection with steely look and stylish upper lip!

At first glance it is apparent that this garment would have been quite difficult to actually put on, due to the tight fit. Undoubtedly handcrafted by a loved one, it has been photographed in action by the  wearer, as intended. I particularly like the attention to detail on the moustache – possibly one of the few things that a man in his position had complete control over.

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