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Gift to army from Kolkata police: World War II memories

The antique items will be put on display at the museum in Fort William

By Rohan Datta | Published 18.09.21, 12:32 PM
1/5 Kolkata police inspector Amitabha Bhattacharya hands over war memorabilia — weapons used in the Second World War — to Indian Army Colonel Arindam Dhar at the Calcutta Police Museum on September 17

Kolkata police inspector Amitabha Bhattacharya hands over war memorabilia — weapons used in the Second World War — to Indian Army Colonel Arindam Dhar at the Calcutta Police Museum on September 17

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2/5 The antique weapons that the Kolkata police handed over to the army included a 0.38 calibre Enfield pistol revolver, three khukris, a  knife, a sword with scabbard and an iron helmet

The antique weapons that the Kolkata police handed over to the army included a 0.38 calibre Enfield pistol revolver, three khukris, a knife, a sword with scabbard and an iron helmet

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3/5 These weapons were given to Lieutenant Colonel G. Bhattacharya, who had served in the Royal Indian Army during the Second World War, by a German soldier

These weapons were given to Lieutenant Colonel G. Bhattacharya, who had served in the Royal Indian Army during the Second World War, by a German soldier

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4/5 These vestiges of the great war were in the care of Colonel Bhattacharya’s son, retired IAS officer P. Bhattacharya. He had donated the memorabilia to Kolkata police last year

These vestiges of the great war were in the care of Colonel Bhattacharya’s son, retired IAS officer P. Bhattacharya. He had donated the memorabilia to Kolkata police last year

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5/5 Mandeep Singh Hooda, public relations officer in Kolkata for the defence ministry, told My Kolkata: “We will put these on display at the museum in Fort William by September 25. We are now in the process of tagging and preparing suitable cases for the items"

Mandeep Singh Hooda, public relations officer in Kolkata for the defence ministry, told My Kolkata: “We will put these on display at the museum in Fort William by September 25. We are now in the process of tagging and preparing suitable cases for the items"

Amit Datta/My Kolkata
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