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Peter Cummings

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  • Medals belonging to Peter Cummings' father, Peter Cummings Senior, who served in the Merchant Navy during WWII. LtoR: 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, Victory Medal.

    Medals belonging to Peter Cummings' father, Peter Cummings Senior, who served in the Merchant Navy during WWII. LtoR: 1939-1945 Star, Atlantic Star, Burma Star, Defence Medal, Victory Medal.
  • Peter Cummings is an avid collector of military history. This is a WWI Christmas package given to Allied soldiers by Princess Mary during World War I. The package includes a brass box, cigarettes and tobacco and Christmas greetings with Mary's photo.

    Peter Cummings is an avid collector of military history. This is a WWI Christmas package given to Allied soldiers by Princess Mary during World War I. The package includes a brass box, cigarettes and tobacco and Christmas greetings with Mary's photo.
  • A trench art helmet made by soldiers in the First World War. The helmet is made out of a used shell. Courtesy of Paul Koszo.

    A trench art helmet made by soldiers in the First World War. The helmet is made out of a used shell. Courtesy of Paul Koszo.
  • Trench art container made by soldiers in the First World. The container was made from a German shell and bears the insignia of the First Algonquin Overseas Canadian Regiment. Courtesy of Paul Koszo.

    Trench art container made by soldiers in the First World. The container was made from a German shell and bears the insignia of the First Algonquin Overseas Canadian Regiment. Courtesy of Paul Koszo.
  • German World War I leather helmet. This version of the German helmet was produced before they started making the helmets out of steel. It appears very small in size but it has shrunk over the years as the leather aged. Courtesy of Paul Koszo.

    German World War I leather helmet. This version of the German helmet was produced before they started making the helmets out of steel. It appears very small in size but it has shrunk over the years as the leather aged. Courtesy of Paul Koszo.
  • The German Knight's Cross, the Nazi equivalent of the Victoria Cross. The oak leaves above the cross signifies that the recipient received this honour twice. Courtesy of Paul Koszo.

    The German Knight's Cross, the Nazi equivalent of the Victoria Cross. The oak leaves above the cross signifies that the recipient received this honour twice. Courtesy of Paul Koszo.
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