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WW1 TRENCH PERISCOPE No 9 Mk 1, 1916
Trench Periscope of the type used in the trenches during WW1.
Simple wooden structure with two mirrors, 22 and one half inches long.
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- Most of these periscopes came from the Australian Army war reserves and were sold out of service in the late 1970s. A friend of mine had a rifle shop in North Sydney - "The Armoury" and bought about 2m² of these. Hundreds of them. By the mid 80s they were all gone, sold to collectors all over the world.
.......... Ross Torrington, Turramurra, Australia, 23rd of June 2013