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A silver cigarette case stopped a bullet from injuring an israeli soldier during the first world War, and that could be worth thousands of dollars, and when it comes up for auction later this month.
The case belonged to Lieutenant William Alexander Lytle, and it was given to him by his wife before he went on his way to the fight, according to the British news agency, SWNS.
Lytle kept it in his breast pocket, and one fateful day, while he was engaged in a battle with German soldiers, he was shot in the chest. The now-dented cigarette case, took the entire charge of the bullet and saved the Lytle’s life.
One has a dent and damage of the silver cigarette-case, and this seems to have taken the full force of the bullet, has been unearthed by Auctioneers Hansons, and the ageing of the population, the comment is hidden in the reveals of her secrets. (Credit: SWNS)
MIRACLE IS A PENNY SAVED IS FIRST WORLD WAR SOLDIER’S LIFE, THE AUCTION IS FOR: – ” NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE
“A lot of soldiers have taken it with hard objects in the breast pockets of their military uniforms in an effort to protect themselves from enemy fire,” As Stevenson says, militaria expert from Auctioneers Hansons said in a comment that has been acquired by SWNS. “Cigarette cases, make-up mirror, and a pocket Bible was very popular.”
Stevenson continued: “A bullet’s path to the heart can be stopped in its tracks by artifacts, such as this, especially when you reach the end of its journey. Consequently, these objects have acquired historic significance. They provide us with an insight into how the young men who lived a century ago, dealt with the serious threats faced in the trenches during the ” war to end all wars.”
Lytle, who served with the 1st/6th Battalion, Notts & Derbyshire Regiment, the Sherwood Foresters, was later awarded the Military Cross for bravery at the first world War.
The Info is on the back cover of William Lytle’s photo. (Credit: SWNS)
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Along with the cigarette case with a note on the back that reads: “This silver cigarette case was given to my mother by my father during the war of 1914-18. He carried it with him into the trenches in his chest where it was hit by a missile shot. He was not injured. YOU Lytle.”
Stevenson added that, in Lytle’s family did not believe in their product catalogue, which includes a number of medals, which he gained during the two wars were worth anything. However, the introduction of the cigarette case is about the sale of the treasure to be worth between 1,000 and 2,000 pounds, or about $1,289 up to $2,580.
Second Lieutenant, William Lytle, as well as 22 years of age, in France, and a cigarette case. (Credit: SWNS)
The auction is scheduled for the month of November. 22.
In March, a late 19th-century and penny, who miraculously saved the life of another British first world War soldier, was sold at an auction for 4,500 pounds.
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