WW1 Battle of Verdun Trench Art | Early 1900s Militaria
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Here we have a commemorative trench art shell recognizing the brutal Battle of Verdun. This is one powerhouse of a piece, and the subject matter was one of the more brutal battles in history. The embossed "Verdun" has a major presence, and the backwards "N" is a mystery onto itself. Not sure if this has a hidden meaning or just a random elevating factor. If only this military artifact could talk. I guarantee you the story will be intense. Standing in a corner, you'll have a presence, thick as thieves.
Here is some info on the infamous Battle of Verdun, courtesy of Britannica.com:
Battle of Verdun, (February 21–December 18, 1916), World War I engagement in which the French repulsed a major German offensive. It was one of the longest, bloodiest, and most-ferocious battles of the war; French casualties amounted to about 400,000, German ones to about 350,000. Some 300,000 were killed.
The antique military artwork stands around 11 1/2" tall, and the diameter measures about 3 1/4". There is patina from age throughout. There are a few small areas where the brass is discolored, one of which is a few inches below the "E." Please see all pics as they are part of description.
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