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Trench Art128 of 268WW11 Trench Art ?Trench art P-38 with deco style
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Posted 5 years ago


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This belonged to my parents, the cap badges on it refer to the regiments in a particular area of the WW1 trenches, sad to say I can not remember which battle area it was. Legs are made from three different types of bullet.


  1. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Nice trench art. The insides looks to hold some interesting pieces as well.

    Is the airplane a pinback?

  2. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Hi Scott, the airplane was made by a friend of my uncles, he was in the Royal Air Force and captured by the Japanese. He made the aircraft whilst a prisoner of war, which in the camp he was in was punishable by death if found!! I don't know if that would be classed as Trench Art, but I was thinking of showing it at some point.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    It looks to be made of war refuse (maybe aluminum from aircraft?), so I would certainly call it trench art.

    Do you have some documentation from him on it?

  4. Bootson Bootson, 5 years ago
    If you have not already done so, you should find a way to attach that story to that little plane.
    If your uncle is able it would be great to have him write it down and sign and date it. 99% of the interest in that piece is in the story.
  5. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Sadly my uncle died in 1974 from wounds he recieved in the war, he was also in the Royal Air Force, and was Lord Wingates (leader of the Chindits) navigator in Burma, when he flew to various areas. On the day Wingate was killed my uncles aircraft was U/S, Whilst in Burma my uncle had his cap badge copied and made out of Ivory, which he wore throughout the rest of WW11 and afterwards, totally non regulation, but it did not do him any harm as he was awarded an MBE. The cap badge is also in the trench art which I will also show if anyone is interested.
  6. Bootson Bootson, 5 years ago
    Sounds like more interesting history that I should bone up on.

    Yes Please show the cap badge, sounds interesting.

    I don't know how ivory and brass react to each other but you may want to seperate them or keep it in some type of acid fee wrapping.
  7. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks Booston, I will keep the badge seperate. I have now posted it for anyone who wants to look.
  8. Militarist Militarist, 5 years ago
    I wonder how much trench art was actually made in the trenches?
  9. petey petey, 5 years ago
    Thanks for the loves miKKoChristmas11,
    a bit late, but better late than never!!
  10. petey petey, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the love Poop

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