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    Three 75mm decorated cases

    Here they are - The Kiev 43 is rather unusual me thinks, if any one
    can comment on that I would be interested to hear. These aren't mine
    and I'm helping some one else.
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    ive been wondering for years how they put those deep flutes in the case and get them all the same?
    anyone know

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    As with 90% of similar "Trench Art" pieces , they were made after WW1 in professional French machine shops utilising the millions of cases left around the country . It would be impossible to get that sort of detail without heavy industrial machinery . If you've ever tried to get a dent out of a shell case , you'll understand that ! They were sold in local shops as souvenirs to tourists who visited the battlefields . Hope this helps .

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    Kiev 1943 is different from the usual though and not a German victory , post ww2 made or during. I'm seeing if I can
    get the spelling of the words around the top of it, might give some context.
    Here is a rough reading of the words around the top;

    "The first word looks like Emlik Second word is difficult but maybe. Irmuskamuak M’s and u’s are difficult "
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    seigfreid,yes I realize that most trenchart wasn't made in the trenches,especially pieces like this but would still like to know the process of making the fluted shells

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    Can any one read this name --- I'm stumped ~

    and what language is the other one - and translation .

    ROMACNE
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    I recon that reads ROMAGNE. A region in France?

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    And I recon the last word in the sentence is Baimak which means permits in basque

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    These can be hard to read due to the "artistic" nature of the lettering.
    ROMACNE turns out to be ROMAGNE, this is a town In the Meaus Argonne
    where the Americans had a battle on a specific day.

    The 14th of October (1918) was a very significant day. The day also saw the 32nd Division’s capture of Côte Dame Marie and Romagne.
    In its attack, the division got to show how much it had learned. Aided by a few companies from the 125th Regiment, the 128th outflanked
    the German trenches before Romagne, entered the village, and then pressed onward for half a mile.
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    I have put the Romagne case on ebay U.S. if any one is interested.
    It's an American battle so it belongs with somebody in the U.S. I figure.
    Not likely a common battle name to find on one with limited numbers
    involved and only on one day ~

    ebay # 232866196630
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