Ian Hamilton

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First name: Ian

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Last name: Hamilton

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Papers relating to Sir Ian Hamilton, 1920. Portion of original despatch on Dardanelles with manuscript corrections in pencil from Sir Ian Hamilton attached in his letter to H.M. Southwell, 23 April 1920

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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