What is Trench Art? The Royal BC Museum shares its collection of mementos made on the battlefield


As the name implies, Trench Art was made from materials found on the battlefield and often created by soldiers on the front lines of war. 

The practice was made popular in the First World War, and continued for decades after, until World War II. 

The art was made out of everything from bullets, shells, and shell casings. The more ornate pieces usually meant the soldier may have had access to machinery.


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