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Miniture works of Robert Burns picked up on the battlefields of Mons Aug 1914

Miniture works of Robert Burns picked up on the battlefields of Mons Aug 1914 Click image to view full size.

This little book was given to me by my elderly Aunt before she died. It was given to her so she told me by one of the boys who came home. Inside is written (Picked up on the battle fields at Mons. Aug 1914 given to me by private of Munster Fusiliers who escaped from the germans & found his way to Boulogne) in the back of the book is written (a keepsake given to me by old scotch Bob. Pte r. Brooke)i have kept this book shut away in a drawer since it was given to me by my aunt and it is only this week I have been so moved by the Passing Bells on TV I have realised it deserves so much more & its true significance.

Who was old scotch Bob? where does this book deserve to be (not shut away in a drawer. It must have meant so much to one of the boys in the trenches.

Submitted by: Kay Friend

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        The Life on the Home Front Archive aims to build a comprehensive collection to all others to learn about items them may have from this important period in history.

        We are hoping to include photographs of memorabilia, copies of documents, newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, letters and other ephemera which together will build a picture of the dramatic changed to life in Britain brought about by the Great War of 1914 - 1918.

        All the items listed have been submitted by members of the public, we would love to add photographs or scans of any items you may have in your own possession to help build a comprehensive archive from which everyone may learn more about their own families and communities in during the Great War.

        To commemorate the Centenary of the Great War, the 'Life on the Home Front Archive' aims to create an online interactive archive to allow everyone to learn more about the effect of the Great War on their own families and community. This initiative has been made possible by the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.    
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