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Predicate Object 01 Jan 1920 1920-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1920-01-01T00:00:00.000Z Collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, W0023 German 2010-11-10T00:00:00.000Z 1 2021-07-01T21:09:35.636Z 70 prisoner of war/wars home front/wars Dagger made by German POW from a file, Motuihe Island, WW1. Associated with the escape from Motuihe by Felix von Luckner and other Seeadler crew members. "Made by a German prisoner of war while interned on Motuihe Island, Auckland, during WW1. The German was one of the party which escaped from the island aboard the scow Moa, and after the capture of the vessel by the Cable Ship Iris, this dagger was found hidden in a locker of the Moa." [ref. von Luckner] dagger made from a file by a German Prisoner of War on Motuihe Island, Hauraki Gulf, New Zealand during WW1 triangular file sharpened and hafted; wood grip bound with string; secured by metal pin; engraved near handle on blade: N_CH_SON / US dagger
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