Tag Archives: Second World War

Favourite Artefacts | Emma Halford-Forbes, Museum Manager

Throughout my museum career the subject of prisoners of war is one that has interested me, and I’ve been lucky enough to meet many men who had been taken prisoner during the Second World War. Harry Ruthven’s story inspired me … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 4

Silver tankard presented to Captain Stuart-Hamilton The object we offer today for your delectation is a silver tankard presented to Captain Stuart-Hamilton by his fellow officers of the 5th Battalion Black Watch on 14th February 1944. Captain Stuart-Hamilton was given … Continue reading

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Object Advent Calendar Day 3

Iron Cross, First Class, acquired by Major Jardine-Patterson One of the delights of working in a Regimental Museum is the unusual items that one comes across when cataloguing the collection. In this case it is an Iron Cross, First Class, … Continue reading

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On This Day: 12 March 1945

On this day 70 years ago in 1945 The Black Watch was part of preparations to cross the Rhine in the final stages of the Second World War. The attached extract from the War Diary details the actions of the … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Second World War Diary

For this month’s object we have returned to our archival collection for inspiration. The object is a diary kept by Lt A Mathers during his time at Stalag XVIII-A, a German prisoner-of-war camp in southern Austria. Mathers, a Yorkshireman, kept … Continue reading

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