Saturday, 25 July 2009

A nice cup of tea

Looking at a list of requirements for VADs to take with them when proceeding on active service in 1916, I noticed an entry which said 'Etna Stove advisable'. I know what the usual Beatrice Stove looked like, but had never come across an Etna Stove before, and Googling took me to this piece of video on YouTube. This is, of course, a modern day self-build, but surely that 1916 version can't be so far removed. A great insight into life in a tent during the Great War!

Etna Stove

1 comment:

  1. Hello Sue. Just stumbled across your blog whilst looking for a photo of Heilly. Congratulations. As would be expected of course, it's a fascinating read which I'm adding to my favourites. I've also 'borrowed' your photo of Heilly Station to illustrate today's WW1 Remembrance post. I hope you won't mind.

    Best wishes