79th Armoured Div souvenir, 1945

Posted by RDN under Military Covenant / On art on 25 August 2014

Gillian Parnell came across this remarkable cigarette box, presumably made in Hamburg in 1945 by or for the 79th Armoured Division. As of 25 August 2014, she has it on sale at eBay. Pix below….

I am of course trying to find out something about its manufacture, and fancy or imagine or supposeĀ it to be in the spirit of the wonderful “Story of the 79th Armoured Division”.

 

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79th Armoured Division souvenir cigarette case, with Bull’s Head insignia on lid. Dated September 1945, Hamburg

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79th Armoured Division souvenir cigarette case, with Bull’s Head insignia on lid. Dated September 1945, Hamburg

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79th Armoured Division souvenir cigarette case, commemorating “concert party, June – September 1945, and with Percy Hobart’s signature (presumed)

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79th Armoured Division souvenir cigarette case, stating “CHROM-ELEKTRA-GMASS, Hamburg 39”

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