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Box

AAA0011
Decorative art

Object connections:

Collection Decorative art, Sailors' craftwork
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleDepiction: UK: Navy

Object details:

Object ID AAA0011
Description Wooden box, the lid painted with a Belgian ensign with a warship in the distance and inscribed 'R.N.D. 1914' (Royal Naval Division). The base of the box marked 'MADE BY THE INTERNED SAILORS IN GRONINGEN HOLLAND 1914-1915'. The Royal Navy Division (RND) was made up of two naval brigades and a brigade of marines formed from surplus personnel from the naval reserves. After brief training the RND was sent to defend Antwerp alongside Belgian forces in the opening stages of the war. Fifteen hundred men crossed the Dutch frontier and were interned in the Netherlands to avoid capture by the Germans, the remaining survivors embarked for Dover in October 1914.
Date made 1914-15

Artist/Maker Royal Naval Division sailor
Place made Groningen, Netherlands
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials paint; paper; wood
Measurements 60 x 120 x 83 mm
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  • Box (AAA0011)
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