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A History in 50 Objects


Percy Levy's Book of Life

This scrap book was compiled by Percy Levy, one of the thousands of Jews who fought in the British army during World War I. He was a Lieutenant in the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Regiment and served on the Western Front between January 1917 and January 1919. With his knowledge of French and German, he served as an intelligence officer.

The scrapbook contains invitations, menus, photographs, letters, postcards, cuttings, maps, reports, newspapers and small objects relating to Percy Levy's life and military service during World War I.

Percy was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre, which was given to foreign soldiers who performed an act of heroism in Belgium.


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