Biscuits from First World War to be auctioned

A pair of 100-year-old biscuits, which were issued to soldiers during the First World War, are to go under the hammer at Lockdales auctioneers in Martlesham, Suffolk.

The snacks have been preserved for nearly a century after being brought home by front line survivor Lieutenant Lionel Bruce Charles, who served with the 5th Battalion of the Queen's Regiment in Gallipoli and the Dardanelles in Turkey.

The bidding for the biscuits, which have survived some of the bloodiest battles of WWI, will start at £60.
The bidding for the biscuits, which have survived some of the bloodiest battles of WWI, will start at £60. Credit: SWNS

The bidding for the biscuits which have survived some of the bloodiest battles of the First World War will start at a modest £60.

Each of the biscuits have a label on them saying: "Biscuits used by troops in Sulva Bay" - the peninsula captured by British soldiers at Gallipoli in 1915.

"This 100th anniversary year since the start of The Great War makes all memorabilia from the period collectable," auction manager James Sadler said.

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