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Date Made/Found: 1917
Material and Medium: Paper
Dimensions: Overall: 140 × 88mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: 2015.324
Thomas Sidney Hanson from Burngreave in Sheffield was a driver in the Royal Engineers during the First World War. Known as Sid, he illustrated this Christmas card in December 1917 to send home to his family. He was stationed in the Middle East, and created this poem to humorously describe what life was like in camp:

The Dessert [sic] which we stroll about
the theme of many a novel.
It's wonderfull to read about
But D - D hard to shovel.
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