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'Morning star' trench club, 1915

Trench clubs were home made weapons used by First World War (1914-1918) soldiers during trench raids. The could be used to quietly kill or knock unconscious enemy troops in the confined spaces of a trench. Most were made of wood and fitted with a metal object at the striking end. They were used alongside other 'silent' weapons such as knives, bayonets and axes.

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NAM. 1983-04-102-1


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National Army Museum, Conflict in Europe gallery

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