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Artist Soldiers

Art & Artifact

War souvenirs are as old as warfare itself. Be they trophies of victory or personal keepsakes of combat experiences, soldiers have always saved material evidence of their wartime service. Some, if they had the skills, turned the materials of war into art.

The tradition of artistically handcrafting war souvenirs goes back to ancient times, but the practice flourished during the First World War.