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South African gift tins to the troops

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    Gift tins to the troops first started in Britain during the Boer War.

    These tins are all from the South African forces and date from 1940 to 1945.



    The first seen here dates from Xmas 1940 and still has a few of the original cigars inside.
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    These tins range in date from 1941 to 1945. Note the size is now much smaller. Total war had now set in...

    All bear the image of Jan Smuts, General and Prime Minister of South Africa.
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