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British Emergency Ration - full. c.1942

British Emergency Ration - full. c.1942

Code: S18766

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By Bovril Ltd.  Gilt metal tin approximately 11 x 8 x 2.5cm containing a large block of chocolate.  The packaging date on the label is 8/42. Text on the lid reads 'Emergency Ration - Purpose of Contents - To be consumed only when no other rations of any kind are procurable. To Open - Strip off band. Insert coin in corner groove and turn. Notice - not to be opened except on order of an officer'.  The tin has surface wear and corrosion plus minor dents.  The sealing band remains in place as do the the original contents.  The chocolate actually smells surprisingly good but consumption is not recommended!  Used by the RAF and other armed forces during WW2. Stock code S18766.