Trench Art. When they weren't busy killing each other, stringing barbed wire, or hunting rats, soldiers took time out to express themselves. The detritus of war such as shell casings often provided the material.
were done by a French soldier and bear the names Tahure and Hurlus, two
villages near the Marne that were destroyed in the war and never
rebuilt. You might also be interested in a German photo album from World War One that's just been published. Click the link for some gripping images.
Oh, and I'm over at Sioux's Page today talking about Writing About Women When You're a Man. Drop on by!
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