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    Posted: November 11 2020 at 1:28am
Seeing as it's Armistice day, I thought I'd share a couple of "Trench art" items that I have in my small collection of WWI she!! cases.

First the lighter; I was looking for a good long while before I found this one; at a local "brocante". Then 2 weeks later I found the identical she!! case and ogive! Same month and year, different batch.


Can you identify the type of gun these would be fired from?

The lighter still works!



A pair of classic 75mm French she!!s, with names of villages from the "Chemin des Dames" not the prettiest, but I bought them because they were a pair.



Finally another 75mm French case, also marked with the village of Craonne, from the "Chemain des Dames" and obviously made for Lucie. This one is beautifully made; such attention to detail!



So what WWI stuff have you got?
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I would love to have some of that trench art. Only item I have of the 1st Twirl @ War is my No1 MkIII Vimy Vet Enfield
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some ingenious and beautiful work , 
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Zed, the 37mm she!!s, were those used in the Model 1916 Infantry gun? I know so little about artillery and such but I am thinking that's what it was. Anyway, those are nice pieces. I haven't got anything other than my rifles.
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This is what I found on the internet. I believe Hotchkiss made these guns.


I found an auction for one of these she!!s in the USA, it made 85 dollars. That was a surprise!
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