During leisure hours at the front, skilled soldiers created trench art from the remnants of war. Many of these remnant of war were done with their own equipment and leftover items, but also by items captured and left by enemy soldiers. Trench art objects are holders of soldiers memories and reminders of the conflict they faced. Made out of recycled war refuse and whatever came to hand, they open a window to the past.
They tell us things like where soldiers went and what their surroundings were like. They also give hints about soldiers thoughts and actions. Something as simple and functional as a matchbox cover can provide a map of a soldiers movements while other, more decorative examples, show a desire to find and create beauty, to camouflage war in art.Trench art can be made of any number of things. Many objects were made out of the scraps created by war. The item "Museum Grade Original WWI'Floral Motif' Engraved French Trench Art Casing" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Other US WWI Original Items". The seller is "premierrelics" and is located in Bloomington, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.