Name/TitleBall: Mounted cricket ball in a WWII Prisoner of War camp, made of string from Red Cross parcels
About this objectThis ball was made by New Zealand and Australian soldiers in a Prisoner of War camp in Northern Italy in WWII. It is made from the string off Red Cross parcels delivered to the camp.
A silver plaque on the wooden base reads: "This substitute cricket ball was made and used by New Zealand and Australian Prisoners Of War, POW Camp 57, Udine, Northern Italy, 1942"
MeasurementsApprox. 180mm high
CollectionNew Zealand Cricket Museum Collection
Credit LineNew Zealand Cricket Museum Collection, nzcricketmuseum.co.nz
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