$100 Shell Committee Of Canada Shell Department Badge *RARE* in Abbotsford, British Columbia for sale

$100

Rare pre Imperial Munitions Board Of Canada - S Co of C Shell Department -"Shell Committee Of Canada Shell Department" large brass 38mm diameter in blue enamel with white Ensign Flag pinback badge . The Shell Committee was appointed by Sir Sam Hughes , Minister Of Militia on September 07,1914 . The Shell Committee was a disaster due to alleged corruption, political favouritism giving contracts & failure to deliver those shells on time and caused a "Shell Crisis" & strife between the Canadian Government and British War Office . In late 1916 Prime Minister Borden replaced the Shell Committee with the Imperial Munitions Board to be run by well-known Toronto businessman Joseph Flavelle . A few light scratches and a small enamel nick between S & O . Munitions Board Canada IMB screwback for size comparison and is NOT included. Free tracked shipping.


Category:  Furniture  |  Address:  Abbotsford British Columbia


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