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Female Munitions workers, Gretna, 1914-1918

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Photograph of Munitions workers, Gretna

This photograph shows three female munitions workers during the First World War 1914-1918. The women were employed at the HM Gretna munitions works and are wearing their overalls and protective hats.

1914 political cartoon, keep Northern Ireland part of Britain

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Handkerchief, Political Cartoon for Northern Ireland, 1914

This Handkerchief, made in about 1914, has a political cartoon on it, campaigning to keep Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom

Photograph, Midshipmen of HMS Queen Mary, WWI

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Photograph of Midshipmen, HMS Queen Mary, WWI

This photograph shows a group of the midshipmen from HMS Queen Mary during the First World War. HMS Queen Mary was a Royal Navy battle cruiser built in 1913 and participated in the British victory at the Battle of Heliogoland Blight in 1914.

Trench football

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Trench Football Game

This game of ‘trench football’ was produced in 1914 during an emotional tide of British patriotism.

Commemorative napkin, Wellington Pit Disaster

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Commemorative napkin, Wellington Pit Disaster 1910

This paper napkin commemorates the Wellington Pit Disaster of 1910. On the evening of May 11th an explosion and fire killed 136 men.