WWI: Cravan A cigarette tin with the shot it stopped still inside

“Arthur Mann joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914. His daughter-in-law says he was shot down by the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen – Arthur’s parachute caught in a tree. He also fought in the trenches – when Arthur was shot, the bullet bounced off this tin and saved his life. He also survived gassing, but this experience badly affected his long-term health. He died in 1953″

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Neil joined the Retronaut team as an Assistant Curator in 2014. Neil Bates is a Marketing Specialist at the Europeana Foundation. Neil’s job is to find and develop new ways for people to explore, learn about, share and play with their cultural heritage.

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