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Patriotic Plate

The patriotic fervour that greeted the outbreak of World War I was such that even crockery was used to spread the message. This small plate dates from 1914 and proudly declares that ‘Might in the right cause shall prevail’. Sometime in its life the plate was broken and then carefully repaired, which shows how treasured it was by its owner. The plate was produced by the English firm Jackson and Gosling, who brought out a variety of patriotic crockery, including one at the end of the war which boasted ‘Might in the right cause has prevailed’. Indeed, the might of the Allies had prevailed, but not before a terrible cost had been borne by all sides.