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Due to the latest guidance from the NI Executive, our museums will remain closed for a planned 6 week period from the 23 December. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to our museums when it is safe to do so and we would like to thank the public for their continued support and patience.
First World War image of a soldier ringing a bell in the trenches. The gas alarm bell had to be urgently rung as to facilitate swift donning of the gas-masks. Note the extra padding around the feet of the soldier, probably utilising sacking and aimed at preventing frostbite and ‘foot-rot’.
First World War recruitment poster; 'To Irishmen. To you fellow countrymen I appeal for help to raise a brigade to fight on the Western Front.'