Periscope; R & J Beck Ltd.; 1918; 2017.4
PeriscopeAbout this object
Military periscope made by R & J Beck Ltd., Mark IX, with detachable oak handle.
Periscopes let soldiers see above the top of the trench without putting themselves at risk. Opposing army lines protected themselves in a system of dug-out trenches behind barbed wire.
20th Century (1901-2000)Place Made
North Hertfordshire MuseumCredit Line
Donated to Hitchin Museum on 16 July 2004; not accessioned until 2017.Object Type
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