Trench Art
Donated by Mrs E Hardy

Accession No.224

World War 1 trench art

© Cambridge Museum

Here we have an example of Trench Art from the First World War, created by Jack Young. Made from an 18 pounder shell cut and engraved to look like an officer's cap complete with engraved decoration on the peak. The metal stand is made from a rod split in three at the bottom and curved to make three feet.
Many such items were made by soldiers waiting in the trenches and hospital to keep their hands and minds occupied.

 

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