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PostSubject: Brands of Tobacco/ Cigarettes used by British Troops.   Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:59 am

Would anyone know what brands/ Names of Tobacco/ Cigarettes the soldiers mostly used during the AZW? Chard smoked a pipe for years, which may well of, helped to his demise.
Would it have been a product of S.A or would the Tobacco / Cigarettes have been brought in with the supplies from England.
Back then smoking would have been seen as a social habit, as well as a stress reliever. Somewhat like WW1.
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PostSubject: Re: Brands of Tobacco/ Cigarettes used by British Troops.   Fri Jul 24, 2009 1:10 pm

Little hand came across this. You might find it interesting


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And here's another link that mentions some of the Brands. Most connected with the Boer War.

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Like "THREE CASTLES and CAPSTAN" (NAVY CUT)
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PostSubject: Re: Brands of Tobacco/ Cigarettes used by British Troops.   Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:22 pm

A tobacco label showing the deaths of Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill, 24th Regiment, in the aftermath of Isandlwana

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PostSubject: Re: Brands of Tobacco/ Cigarettes used by British Troops.   Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:54 am

I was reading an article about the evils of smoking and the deceases it could cause back in 1879. So I’m not sure it was a social habit after all. I will try and find the website a post a link.
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PostSubject: Re: Brands of Tobacco/ Cigarettes used by British Troops.   Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:41 am

Cigarettes only became popular in England after the Army brought them back from the Crimean War with Russia (1854-56) Now i didn't know that.
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PostSubject: Re: Brands of Tobacco/ Cigarettes used by British Troops.   Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:03 pm

Snuff-taking habits among the Zulus, Rev. Josiah Tyler, who has been a missionary in Africa over thirty years, gives the following
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"The Zulus make their snuff of tobacco, dry aloes, and ashes, grinding it very fine. It is exceedingly pungent, causing tears to flow pro- fusely down their cheeks, which they wipe off with a snuff-spoon made of bone or horn ; this being their only handkerchief. Old and young of both sexes carry snuff-boxes made of small cala- bashes tied to a girdle around the w r aist. Sometimes diminutive reeds full of snuff are inserted in
holes in their ears. When they meet — after the usual salutation, f I see you, friend' — the snuff is passed round, each one taking a good pinch. It is a nasty habit ; their nostrils, after this operation, being covered with filth ; and it is also injurious to health.

"Zulu men, especially young men, are becoming fearfully addicted to smoking; and I perceive, after thirty-two years' observation, that it makes serious inroads on their constitutions. This is one of the unpleasant results of European.
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PostSubject: Re: Brands of Tobacco/ Cigarettes used by British Troops.   Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:18 pm

Littlehand.
Came across this Old Silk Cut commercial dated 1879.

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PostSubject: Re: Brands of Tobacco/ Cigarettes used by British Troops.   Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:50 pm

CTSG. So that's what they smoked during the AZW. . What a classic
Nice one keep up the good work.
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PostSubject: silk cut ad.   Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:11 am

hi ctsg.
what can i say , fantastic , would have made a good movie if it wasnt an ad !!!!!!.
I enjoyed your quote at the bottom of your post, never a truer word been spoken.

cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: tobacco   Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:48 am

hi all.
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