Reproduction Second World War prisoner of war food parcel. Cardboard box featuring the emblems of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John with the words 'Prisoners' Parcels, British Red Cross & Order of St John War Organisation'. Part of a collection of items which were used at the POW Exhibitions which were held during the Second World War.

Production date
Circa 1939-1945

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Reproduction food parcel of the type sent by the Joint War Organisation of the British Red Cross and Order of St John to British prisoners of war during the Second World War. Image below is of similar parcel ref. H/PAR/2002/14
Collection Type
Objects
Inscription
Printed: KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST; FOOD PACKETS; LEBENSMITTEL PACKCHEN; SOAP 1 PIECE; SEIFE 1 STUCK; Prisoners' Parcels British Red Cross & Order of St John War Organisation; KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST; COMITE INTERNATIONAL CROIX ROUGE, GENEVE-TRANSIT SUISSE: details of contents and sender
on top of lid
printed with black and red ink
Catalogue Number
H/PAR/2002/9
Associated Person and Role
Joint War Organisation of the British Red Cross Society and the Order of St John of Jerusalem

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