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Metal collecting box, France, 1914-1918

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This box was used to collect money to assist wounded French soldiers during the First World War. The huge number of casualties was a tremendous strain on medical resources and there were numerous initiatives from all sides to raise such funds. The box may have been used for door-to-door or street collecting or simply placed in a public area.

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