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At the moment I'm nurturing a fledgling interest in antiques. Nothing fancy mind. I'm not lusting after Faberge eggs or coveting my neighbours Louis XV furniture. What I'm interested in are the more ordinary yet beautiful objects that give me an insight into the world of an individual or a group of people from the past.
trench art, objects manufactured by POWs or combatants during periods of armed conflict. The most well known examples were made by World War I troops during periods of stalemate in the trenches but the practice has been going on since Napoleonic times and continues today. Many of the objects are made from recycled material such as shell cases found on the battlefield and their quality varies from the 'must try harder' category to pieces that exhibit true craftsmanship executed under the most atrocious circumstances. Follow the fascinating link if , like me, you want to find out more and for those who 'need' to own little inexpensive piece of fascinating history of their own, there's plenty to choose from on Ebay.