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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS

Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 12 May 2020 The Ditsong National Museum...
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK

Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 20 May 2020 The Museum’s Anti-Splash Tankers Mask:  Acq No 17126. Belonged...
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 30 April 2020 During the First World War (1914 – 1918) most...
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SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR
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THE FALL OF FRANCE AND THE ENTRY OF JAPAN INTO THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1939 – 1945)

THE EFFECT OF THESE EVENTS ON SOUTH AFRICA Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 29 April 2020 Introduction...
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COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 8 May 2020 On 8 May 1945 the British Prime Minister, Sir...
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Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History May 2020 A wakizashi is a traditional Japanese short sword with a...
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Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword
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The Push Dagger

David Rilley-Harris DNMMH Curator April 2020 First World War Push Dagger which belonged to L Cpl Arnold A push dagger...
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The Push Dagger
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET

A clothes whip supposedly used at Buchenwald Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 22 May 2020 Introduction: On...
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History Introduction The Nazi yellow cloth star is possibly one of the most...
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

THE MAPIKO MASKS - Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mapiko masks are associated...
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History
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DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION? By Sandi Mackenzie – March 2020...
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DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?
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VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA

VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA An unusual tea set designed in 1997 by Peter Mtombeni Compiled by: Corine...
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VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA
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SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS

SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS By David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG National Museum of Military History Curator - March 2020 Swords first came into use in...
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SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS
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THE SA DAGGER

The SA Dagger By David Rilley-Harris, DITSON National Museum of Military History Curator - March 2020 The SA dagger was the service...
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THE SA DAGGER
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THE GLADIUS

THE GLADIUS By David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG Nationa Museum of Military History Curator - February 2020 The gladius is a short sword...
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THE GLADIUS
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CHINESE PAIRED SWORDS

Chinese Paired Swords By David Rilley-Harris - January 2020 DNMMH In the Curator’s Choice display of edged weaponry at the...
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CHINESE PAIRED SWORDS
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MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY By Allan Sinclair, Ditsong National Museum of Military History - 22...
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MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
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Japanese Tachi

Japanese Tachi David Rilley-Harris DNMMH November 2019 The third oldest edged weapon in the Ditsong National Museum of Military History...
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Japanese Tachi
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THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES

THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES With reference to the Museum exhibit Modello 25/34 By Richard...
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THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES
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ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition

ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition Richard Henry, Curator of Small Arms, Ammunition, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Accoutrements, DITSONG:...
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ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS
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ELEPHANT IVORY TUSKS

Of the Rhodesian Light Infantry Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 12 May 2020 The Ditsong National Museum...
Read More
BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK
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BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKERS FACE MASK

Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 20 May 2020 The Museum’s Anti-Splash Tankers Mask:  Acq No 17126. Belonged...
Read More
SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR
Blog

SIDI REZEGH: IMAGES OF DEATH AND HORROR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 30 April 2020 During the First World War (1914 – 1918) most...
Read More
Blog

THE FALL OF FRANCE AND THE ENTRY OF JAPAN INTO THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1939 – 1945)

THE EFFECT OF THESE EVENTS ON SOUTH AFRICA Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 29 April 2020 Introduction...
Read More
Blog

COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History 8 May 2020 On 8 May 1945 the British Prime Minister, Sir...
Read More
Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword
Blog

Ko-Wakizashi Japanese Short Sword

David Rilley-Harris Ditsong National Museum of Military History May 2020 A wakizashi is a traditional Japanese short sword with a...
Read More
The Push Dagger
Blog

The Push Dagger

David Rilley-Harris DNMMH Curator April 2020 First World War Push Dagger which belonged to L Cpl Arnold A push dagger...
Read More
THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET
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THE KLOPFEITSCHE / MARTINET

A clothes whip supposedly used at Buchenwald Richard Henry Ditsong National Museum of Military History 22 May 2020 Introduction: On...
Read More
THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR
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THE NAZI YELLOW JEWISH STAR

Allan Sinclair Ditsong National Museum of Military History Introduction The Nazi yellow cloth star is possibly one of the most...
Read More
THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History
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THE MAPIKO MASKS – Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History

THE MAPIKO MASKS - Motsane Getrude Seabela, Curator: Anthropology, DITSONG: National Museum of Cultural History The Mapiko masks are associated...
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DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?
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DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION?

DIGITISATION – IS DITSONG MUSEUMS OF SOUTH AFRICA READY FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION? By Sandi Mackenzie – March 2020...
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VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA
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VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA

VIBRANT COLOURS AND ABSTRACT PATTERNS FROM AFRICA An unusual tea set designed in 1997 by Peter Mtombeni Compiled by: Corine...
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SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS
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SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS

SOUTH AFRICAN SWORDS By David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG National Museum of Military History Curator - March 2020 Swords first came into use in...
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THE SA DAGGER
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THE SA DAGGER

The SA Dagger By David Rilley-Harris, DITSON National Museum of Military History Curator - March 2020 The SA dagger was the service...
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THE GLADIUS
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THE GLADIUS

THE GLADIUS By David Rilley-Harris, DITSONG Nationa Museum of Military History Curator - February 2020 The gladius is a short sword...
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CHINESE PAIRED SWORDS
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CHINESE PAIRED SWORDS

Chinese Paired Swords By David Rilley-Harris - January 2020 DNMMH In the Curator’s Choice display of edged weaponry at the...
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MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY
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MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY

MODEL OF “U-96” DONATED TO THE DITSONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY By Allan Sinclair, Ditsong National Museum of Military History - 22...
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Japanese Tachi
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Japanese Tachi

Japanese Tachi David Rilley-Harris DNMMH November 2019 The third oldest edged weapon in the Ditsong National Museum of Military History...
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THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES
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THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES

THE BERSAGLIERI AND THEIR USE OF BIANCHI FOLDING MILITARY BICYCLES With reference to the Museum exhibit Modello 25/34 By Richard...
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ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition
Blog

ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition

ZAR Ordnance Quick Firing 37mm Vickers Maxim Ammunition Richard Henry, Curator of Small Arms, Ammunition, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Accoutrements, DITSONG:...
Read More