Summary

Lantern slide promoting Earl Haig's poppy appeal to support widows and orphans from World War I. The Haig Fund, which to this day sells poppies to raise money, was established in 1921 to assist veterans.

Douglas Haig was a British Field Marshall during World War I, and commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on the Western Front from 1915. He was nicknamed 'Butcher Haig' for the huge loss of life under his command during the Battle of the Somme, but significantly contributed to ultimate victory in World War I, and supported veterans for the rest of his life.

Description of Content

Nine lines of hand-written text with printed heading 'CARRY ON'.

Physical Description

Glass lantern slide, square, printed in black and white with hand-written inscription (direct onto slide?), with black edging.

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