Pearl-handled penknife: 'Boulogne Sur Mer'
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Pearl-handled penknife with red cross emblem and 'Boulogne sur mer'; WWI. Boulogne was the administrative headquarters for British Red Cross work in France and Belgium during the First World War. Many units were stationed in the town, including the main Stores Depot, a very large vehicle repair shop, hospital and ambulance units and the Red Cross post office. The penknife was possibly a souvenir and may have been sold to raise funds.
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