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Army No 3 Biscuit, 1917
Army No 3 Biscuit, 1917
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Brief Description: A large Huntley & Palmers Army No 3 biscuit inside a wooden box
Subject Date: 1917
Full Description: Shortly after war broke out in 1914 Huntley & Palmers began making army biscuits for the forces. Despite starting the war with low stock levels, Huntley & Palmers managed to honour its commitments to the government until 1917 when it halted its supply of army biscuits in an attempt to rescue its export business. An unknown soldier wrote on this World War I army biscuit, 'A Christmas day tea snack, from the trenches, 1917'.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 3.2cm, Width: 14.4cm, Length: 10.5cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, war, events, christmas
Content Type: biscuit
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.162.7
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_162_7~1_638-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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