World War One Memorabilia

Trench Art - Shell Cases

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Trench Art Shell from France WW1
Dated 1917, I brought this for my Son's birthday. The Shell is dated 1917 and probably decorated in the 1920's

Trench Art - Italian Shell from Alps WW1Shell Case, probably Italian as it's a family artifact from Florence

Old Shells found at Ypres in BelgiumTwo Cases we found near the Menin Road

WW1 Battlefields
Ypres, Belgium

There were millions of shells fired on the Western Front during World War One and being made from brass there is little doubt that many found there way back to the Troops homes after the war was over.

Besides decorating Shell Cases, there are various things made from them such as Match Box Holders, Ashtrays and more.

Even now, many shells, both live and used are finding there way to the surface.

Last week (April 2010) I visited the 'De Akkerwinde' Bed and Breakfast where my son and I stayed in 2009. I asked if anymore had come to the surface recently. They looked at me and said, as if it's a normal occurance, "Yes, some yesterday".

It is a normal occurance.