Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Collection of shell casings and driving belts at various stages of the recycling process. These objects provided the raw material used to craft the numerous items produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Imitations of French belt buckles from early in the war‚ in varying degrees of completion‚ produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Shell casing decorated with floral motif‚ produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Matchbox case cut out of a tin container‚ bearing the inscription "1919 Arras-Lens"‚ the name of the railway line reconstructed by the German POWs held at the camp where this craft workshop trench was discovered‚ on the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Five attempted letter-openers in the form of scimitars‚ produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Small decorative items made out of shell casings in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Button from a British uniform which may have been used to decorate an item produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Offcuts from metal shapes cut out of rolled out shell casings‚ produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Offcuts of shapes carved out of British tin containers‚ produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Offcuts from various shapes (hearts‚ discs‚ cross pattée) cut out of shell cases in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Matchbox case adorned with a button from a German uniform featuring a crown‚ produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Imitation German buckles in various states of completion‚ produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Attempted belt buckle‚ cut out of a tin container‚ produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

British heavy artillery firing pins transformed into small hammers. These tools were used to produce trench craft items at the workshop discovered on the site of the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Trench craft. Attempt to make a letter-opener from a shell driving band. Object unearthed by the preventive archaeological excavations conducted on the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais)

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Objects crafted by prisoners. Matchbox case produced in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations of the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais). This case bears the inscription "Arras-Lens"‚ the name of the railway line which German POWs were made to repair well into 1919‚ as indicated by the inscription on the other side: "Weltkrieg 1914-1919". The case bears one final inscription: "Souvenier 338 POWC" (Souvenir of prisoner of war camp n° 338).

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Offcut from a cross pattée‚ cut out of a discarded shell case in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations of the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Figures and templates representing British tanks‚ made from discarded shell cases in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations of the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Cut-out shape and offcut of a letter-opener in the form of a scimitar‚ cut out of a shell casing in the craft workshop trench discovered during excavations at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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Cl. Jean-Marie Patin. Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Examples of arts and crafts in the trenches‚ originating from the workshop discovered at the Actiparc industrial park near Arras (Pas-de-Calais).

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