Hobbit author JRR Tolkien's World War One revolver on display

tags: World War I, JRR Tolkein




The revolver used by JRR Tolkien, the author of The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings, at the Battle of the Somme has gone on show in Greater Manchester.

It is being displayed ahead of an exhibition marking the World War One centenary, which opens next year at the Imperial War Museum North in Trafford.

Tolkien's Webley Mk V was the standard British service revolver at the outbreak of the conflict.

He served as a second lieutenant with The Lancashire Fusiliers in the war....



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