Posted 11 years ago
This trench art cartridge letter opener was probably made in 1916 and has some interesting engraving.
Once side has "Guerre" or War and the dates of "1914, 1915, 1916" along with the dove-- probably wishful thinking of a soldier three years into trench warfare.
The other side has engraving that I haven't been able to completely decipher. I know "Haillicourt" is a Northern France city near Arras and that while troops were quartered there, I don't believe there was any fighting. I don't have any idea on the "P-D-C" or the "26, A OUT, 1916".
I would think this is a reference to something military, but it has me stumped!
Help is greatly appreciated.