Wounded Soldiers and Sailors Fag Day Fund flag card

Courtesy National Museums Liverpool, Museum of Liverpool

Wounded Soldiers and Sailors Fag Day Fund flag

MMM.2002.66.4
Providing cigarettes for soldiers was a popular fund during the First World War. However, not everyone thought that sending large numbers of cigarettes to troops was a good idea. On 3 October 1916, a letter from physician Thomas Fraser appeared in The Times stating: ‘It is fully recognized by medical men that excessive smoking is injurious.’