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WW1 TRENCH ART, 1916
2 X Schneider 75mm Shell Cases decorated and formed into an art known as Trench Art.
Men in captivity, during the Great War, found comfort from making items out of empty shell cases, bullets, tins in fact anything that came to hand.
Trench Art can be found today in many antique shops.
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- Contrary to popular belief soldiers didn't carve these in trenches, because the loud sounds caused would draw unwanted attention to their positions.
.......... Marc, Florida, 27th of February 2011