A Crucifix made from Bullets

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A Crucifix made from Bullets

This crucifix is made from bullets and a metal badge. It belonged to a cousin of mine, whose father was a soldier in the First World War - he was part of the Enniskillen militia. During his time in the trenches in France and Belgium he made this piece of trench art. I think the crucifix symbolises very powerfully the futility of war. Contributed by Cahal McKeown during the AHOW day at Enniskillen Library.

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  • 1. At 17:06 on 11 June 2010, peter mucci wrote:

    I, too have a cross of bullets. This one stands on a base and is around 9" high. It was passed to me after my (Italian) grandfather died and he got it from a fellow Italian who fought in WW1 and got the wrong boat home ending up in the UK. He fetched up in my grandfather's home town and the police directed him to their address as the only people they knew who spoke Italian. He lived with them from 1919 to 1955.
    The cross is brass having been crudely cast we think in a field workshop. The base and the crucifix were then added producing a rather beautiful but poignant memorial. I have a photo if more interest is shown, I have surfed the web but can find nothing like it.

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