Saturday, 27 January 2018

Thanks from Prisoners of War for Cigarettes

Army Club cigarette poster [Wikipedia]

Sunday 27th January 1918: Letters of thanks have been received for the “smokes” distributed to prisoners of war in Germany through the Tobacco Fund set up by the  Bedfordshire Standard. The cigarette parcels are sent to prisoners from a fund to which Messrs. Martins contribute one penny for each shilling subscribed to the newspaper’s Patriotic Tobacco Fund. Contributing  to the Fund is a cost effective way of sending tobacco and cigarettes to soldiers, as nearly double the quantity which could be bought for the same amount in the shops can be provided. Further donations are urgently needed.

Source: Bedfordshire Standard 1st February 1918

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