Name/TitleTrench Periscope Mirror
About this objectA Periscope Mirror, [also known as a 'Bayonet Mirror'] issued to British, Empire and US soldiers during WW1 for use in trench warfare. It is a glass mirror in a metal [tin] case, (originally would have been painted green) with a lid on a hinged clip on the back for fitting to a 1907 pattern bayonet. The clip allows the mirror to be used as a trench periscope if the rifle is poked vertically above the trench parapet.
[Information from Laeonie Gallagher, Registrar, QEII Army Memorial Museum, 30 Oct 2008].
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Place MadeUnited Kingdom
Credit LineGift of Mr Sydney Dodgson, 1965