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Sapper Ernest Johnson etched notes into the back of his violin during the Great War, turning the instrument into an invaluable diary of his journey through the trenches of Europe.
The violin, found concealed in a plastic bag in an attic, details the journeys made by Johnson as he travelled around Europe during the First World War, including the names of the towns he visited, and details about his leave. Quotes include: "Left France for Belgium", "Home for 10 days leave", "Left Belgium for Italy". Soldier Photo: BNPS
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