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    Letter opener & decorated 37mm shell casing

    Some images of the two items that my grandad brought back home with him after the great war 93 years ago, a letter opener made from a drive band, and a souvenir 37mm 'trench arted' shell.


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    Hi Kevinbergin,Thanks for showing the trench art,there were some very artistic and clever people with a lot of imagination in the trenches,for instance the intricate rose engraved onto the shell case,it is good that your grandad survived and was able to bring back these mementoes of his time in WW1,I am sure there are some knowlegable members on here who would be able to define the nationality of the shell driving bands by the wavy lines and the width of the grooves in the handle of the letter opener,
    Many thanks,
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    Don,

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    the driving bands with such wavy lines are typical british. But it is nearly impossible to say from which shell exactly as it is to much changed.

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    beihan62 (1st July 2012), Brian Keith (3rd September 2012), kevingbergin (3rd July 2012)

 

 

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