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Memorabilia of all kinds from the battlefields of war to items of political and personal rewards, such as medals, should be purchased or sold for the primary reason of preserving history. Left, an image of a soldier in full battle dress and right, shell casing trench art and cavalry spurs.

A hundred years ago there was a war called the Great War —the First World War — 1914 to 1918. There have been many wars since then, including World War II, which occurred less than a quarter of a century later. Although many have hoped and prayed for peace; new armed conflicts continue to this day.

In our Capital City of Ottawa, there are monuments to the First World War, including the tomb of the unknown Canadian soldier from the Great War. Annually, as a nation, we take time to remember, to offer our continuing respect and honour to those who served during those turbulent times in order to make the world a better place. Canada and its people are a very important part of those historically relevant wars. Our young people, from every province, left home and loved ones to engage the “enemy,” being told to honour “King and Country,” to preserve our “way of life” and save the world from the “Hun”!

The European monument at Vimy Ridge, among others, provides Canada with a place in history that shows the courage and bravery our soldiers displayed in that time and place. A prime example is the story of my grandmother’s young brother John Rattigan, who lost his life in battle at an obscure crossroad in France on his 21st birthday. Today, he is to be found among the headstones in the war graveyards of France. Surely, a shared remembrance of someone lost from many Canadian families.

On the “homefront,” for Canadians in war time, Halifax, in particular, as an important port city, life was tumultuous, to say the least. As the stories go, the piers of Halifax and the Sambro Lighthouse were the last glimpse of this country for the multitudes of military personnel who left for war, many never to return.

As fortune would have it, as in all conflicts, there are moments of amazing comradeship, as well as stories and songs that emerge along with names of outstanding individuals, i.e. In Flanders Fields, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary and more, including photos of the times. I’ve included a rare photo of a Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) in full battle gear, a pair of cavalry spurs made in England, stamped with the (C) mark indicating issued to a Canadian unit, dated 1916 and a trench art shell.

Let’s begin with pieces of “trench art.” These are brass shell casings used by the soldiers in the trenches to record their battles, regiments, etc. Trench art became popular and was carried on at military depots and facilities after the war. Many of the trench art “shells” have regimental badges and historical information relevant to the First World War actions. Lamps and floor-based lighting fixtures were made using welded rifle parts to achieve the height for “chair side” use. It is well known that medals for bravery and other citations, naming deserving individuals, are sought after in all the countries of the Commonwealth. There is some controversy over the buying and selling of medals and the debate continues today.

For those interested in weaponry, the collectible rifles and bayonets, as well as handguns from both sides from that era are sought after, but must be registered and purchased through proper channels. Many of these types of weaponry are functional and therefore legal guidelines must be adhered to.

Uniforms are eagerly sought after as well, and like all garments, must be in displayable condition with the proper regimental buttons and shoulder patches, if available. Here, in Nova Scotia, the Highlanders gear is the prime collectible for military collectors and historians.

Collector Guidelines:

Memorabilia of all kinds from the battlefields of war to items of political and personal rewards, such as medals, should be purchased or sold for the primary reason of preserving history. Included are the artifacts from all participants, all scholarly research and validation of facts as opposed to official propaganda from the combatants, regardless of their origin. Political correctness does not remove errors of judgement; it offers excuses for what has occurred. That, in itself, is not true history, but propaganda for those who stand to benefit from its use.

In hindsight, the historical facts known to scholars and others interested in learning from these catastrophic events are that the causes and reasons for war of this magnitude are often political fictions, but I leave that trail of inquiry to others, more learned than I.

Louis Leroux is a Halifax-based writer specializing in antiques and collectibles.

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