Cowards letter revealed.

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A white feather was the mark of a coward.<br />
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A powerful reminder of the strong emotions generated on the Home Front during WW1 has been revealed by a stark letter delivered to 'coward' who had not joined up and 'done his bit'.<br />
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The shaming letter - probably given to a man still in civilian clothes by a lady: would have been the most embarrassing occasion one would imagine<br />
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Today a person on the wrong side of public opinion would be the victim of Twitter trolls, but a century ago men who were thought not to be doing their bit for the war effort were publicly shamed.<br />
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The letter has attached to it a white feather which was the traditional symbol of cowardice.<br />
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It will be auctioned at Boningtons Auctioneers tomorrow (mon).