How a bottle of vodka symbolises the horrors of war

A black and white headshot photo of a young British soldier looking off camera from the Second World War c1939 -1945. He is white, with dark close cropped hair. His regimental cap is on the right side of his head.
Ian Forsyth, MBE. Courtesy of Ian Forsyth and family.
Ian Forsyth, MBE — In his Own Words. 4 mins
Colour photo of a bottle of Polish vodka. The liquid is yellowish and the bottle seal is intact
Vodka bottle on display at Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, England



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