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Love tokens from the Front

July 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Standing knee deep in mud, deprived of sleep and waiting for the next whistle to go over the top are images we recognise as being part of life in the trenches, but what our fathers’ fathers endured in the Great War, we cannot imagine. That was two generations ago. I wanted to bring to this […]

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Tags: Ephemera · Militaria · Postcards

Collecting Staffordshire figures and war medals for valour

June 14th, 2005 · No Comments

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Portuguêsby Christopher Proudlove© Since this column is mostly about old things, I thought it only right that it should tip its hat to things worth seeking out and collecting that are 150 years old. The list is endless and the more we looked, the more we found. […]

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Tags: Militaria · Staffordshire

Top brass from bloody battles

February 26th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Español | Deutsche | Français | Italiano | Português Trench art – vases made from artillery shells By Christopher Proudlove© French prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars incarcerated in the hulks of English prison ships made pictures from the straw of their bedding. Using the mutton bones and scavenged from the kitchens, they made sets of […]

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Tags: Metalware · Militaria