Great War Cigarette Tin

Contributed by jonnyboy

Great War Cigarette Tin

This 1st World War army issue Players cigarette tin belonged to my grandfather, I don't know how he acquired it and all I know is that he was a batman in the Royal Flying Corps from 1917 to 1919. He told me that it came from the trenches and the tin is covered in horse leather from an animal killed in action. The decoration is grass from the fields around the trench, it is coloured using army issue boot polish and stitched together with thread from the soldiers sewing kit.

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