'Tommy's Xmas Dinner', 1917
Pen and ink drawing from an album of drawings by S Mason-Springgay, East Kent Yeomanry, 1917.
This sketch depicts a disgruntled British soldier stuck in a trench with only bully (corned) beef and army biscuit for his Christmas meal. The notoriously hard biscuits could crack teeth if not first soaked in tea or water.
NAM Accession Number
Not NAM Copyright, Artist's Estate
National Army Museum, Study collection