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Tin mugs

These tin mugs were made by a Fusilier Prisoner of War in Germany in the Second World War (1939-1945) using tins from a Canadian Red Cross food parcel.  At home in Britain shortages meant food was rationed: the butter allowance was 2 ounces (50 grams) a week per person.  The generous volunteers of the Canadian Red Cross contributed precious food parcels for the Red Cross to distribute to prisoner of war camps.