History Mystery #1

Everyone thought the First World War would be over by Christmas. However, by December it was clear that wasn’t true. What is this object?

Princess Mary decided to send all soldiers a gift to try and make them feel happier and so they would all get a gift even if they were not with their family. She had these tins produced and they had a Christmas card, some cigarettes and chocolate in them. If you click here you can download a template of the tin from the Freebies page. What would you put in to send to someone to make them feel better?

Find out more about World War One in Vlad and the First World War.

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