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WW1 MEMORABILIA

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Sgt Nambu, May 31, 2016.

  1. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was wondering how many members on this site collect WW1 weapons and other memorabilia?

    I've been kind of fascinated by trench/raiding clubs and truncheons! Interested in knives and bayonets of the trenches too! Both sides had a lot of weird gear back then, so if you'd post some photos of your collections we might all enjoy them! SRG
     
  2. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson Everson, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I have this cool little trench art knife.
    Shell casing is dated 1918.
    Andy
     
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  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Very cool!
     
  4. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not sure if I can get a hold of it for photos, but my wife's family had a family member that served in France in WWI. He had a number of photos of himself and his buddies in some well known places from WWI. He also has a booklet that the service members received from France as they were heading home. Just about 2 weeks ago, I saw it for the first time and got a chance to browse it a bit. It was a booklet that contained a sincere thank you from the people of France to those that came across the ocean to fight for them.

    It's a neat book as it not only has the thank you message, but also contains a summary of some of the battles that happened during that war. It's an interesting piece of history. I've searched the internet trying to find a photo of it, but I'll be darned if I can find one using the search engines.

    If I can get to it in the next few weeks or so, I'll try to get at least a photo of it.
     
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  5. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That would be cool, etrain!
     
  6. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought this bayonet from the decedents of the soldier who carried it in the great war.

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  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I found it on Craigslist of all places. It balances out my Winchester 97 trench broom clone rather nicely.

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