Object archive

Russian Icon Found on the Inkerman Battlefield

. This small Russian icon depicting Madonna and Child measures 120mm x 60mm was found on the ground following the battle of Inkerman in 1854.  The object is one of several items found on the battlefield that are on display on the first floor of the Museum in the Crimean Section. The Battle of Inkerman …

Calais 1940 by ‘Spar’

The cartoon above featured in the Daily Mirror in 1940 after the action that took place that year, known as the Defence of Calais. The artwork was created by the cartoonist known as ‘Spar’ who served with the Queen Victoria Rifles and is on display in the World War II section at The Royal Green…

Letters and Photographs of Bandsman Holmes

Letters and Photographs of Bandsman Holmes This month we have been looking at a collection of recently donated items relating to Bandsman Albert Holmes who served with the 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Bandsman Holmes was among those captured at The Defence of Calais in May 1940. The items include a set of letters and postcards…

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