Monday, 1 August 2011

Object of the Month - August 2011

Given that August is a month where a lot of people might be on holiday, we thought you might need a passport!

And what better passport to give you than that belonging to the Commander in Chief!

Yes, this is Field Marshal Douglas Earl Haig of Bemersyde's passport, issued to him in 1921 for a visit to South Africa. Seems even a Field Marshal needed a passport.

This rather unusual item is on display in the Museum of Edinburgh, located in Huntly House on the Canongate. The museum has a large collection of artefacts relating to Douglas Haig, and is well worth a visit.

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