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SOME SOUVENIRS!
SOME SOUVENIRS! 
 

Western Mail, Thursday 14 September 1933, page 2

SOME SOUVENIRS!

Dear "Non-Com." - One of the Zeppelins brought down in Essex was near to the camp of our training battalion, and a detachment from it was put on guard duty over the wreckage. The boys did a roaring trade in souvenirs, and on their return to camp they brought a number of the Zepp's aluminum struts with them. These they had made into rings, watch chains, medals, etc., and sold them at 5/ to 10/ each. They were soon sold out, but, as there was still a demand for anything off the Zepp, something had to be done to meet it. Old watches were dug up, and, after, being burned (as the Zepp came down in flames), were sold as having belonged to members of the crew. Pieces of leather were scorched and sold as parts of the, commander's coat. He must have been a giant!

The climax was reached when a wag scorched a pocket Testament, and sold it as having belonged to. the Zepp commander. The buyer did not realise that his German Testament was printed in Euglish!

"Broken Spur,"' Carlisle.