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Army Biscuit, First World War
Army Biscuit, First World War
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Brief Description: A No.4 army biscuit framing an image of General Kitchener, war minister during World War I until his death at sea in 1916
Subject Date: 1916
Creator: Huntley & Palmers
Full Description: The War Office gave Huntley & Palmers substantial orders for army biscuits as soon as war broke out. The company also packaged 250,000 tons of basic rations, consisting of tea, sugar and Oxo cubes in tins made by Huntley, Boorne & Stevens. The war created a drain on labour as men responded to Kitchener's campaign for volunteers to join up. This meant that the company was employing more women than ever by the end of the War.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 10.0cm, Width: 11.0cm
Subject: social history, trade <food mfr>, war, recreation <photography>
Content Type: biscuit & photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1997.130.522
Unique ID: rm-rm-1997_130_522~9803_074-i-00-000.jpg
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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