ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry
The DITSONG: National Museum of Military History has two sets of elephant tusks. One set is large and the other medium size.
MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
The model is a true representation of the original submarine used in the Second World War (1939 – 1945) and was constructed by the donor, Mr Brian Echstein.
CHINESE PAIRED SWORDS
In the Curator’s Choice display of edged weaponry at the Ditsong National Museum of Military History, are Chinese double or paired swords from the early 19th Century.
The gladius is a short sword which narrows near the base of the blade. This shape makes the sword effective at cutting as well as thrusting. The gladius is best known as a primary weapon of the Roman legions.
SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS
Swords first came into use in the region of modern-day South Africa with the arrival of European settlers. Before then, the spear had been prominent and the battle axe was becoming increasingly popular.
THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES
It was during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 that a military role for the humble bicycle was considered by the French.
ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition
The DITSONG: National Museum of Military History has in its ammunition collection over 50 rounds of 37mm Vickers / Maxim / Pom/Pom / 1Pr ammunition from Boer, British and German origin.