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Prismatic compass, Verner's pattern Mk VII, 1917

During the First World War (1914-1918) officers often carried hand-held compasses in order to sight landmarks, allowing them to judge direction and distances. This example was used by Lieutenant Charles Edward Hawkins of the Worcestershire Regiment.

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NAM. 1997-09-83-1


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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