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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.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1983-04-102-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Battle gallery

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1983-04-102-1