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During the preliminary bombardment for the Third Battle of Ypres (often called Passchendaele) in July 1917, the Royal Artillery alone fired 4 283 550 rounds – at a cost of £22 211 389 14s 4d (Terraine 1992: 218); during the whole battle, the Germans discharged some 18 000 000 shells (Werth 1997: 329). Shells and their bombardments produced bizarre, horrific, yet uniquely symbolic images of war, such as an account of how a complete shell penetrated and lodged in a man’s body, killing him instantly, but not exploding.
Such items can be compared with real shellcases which were decorated as Trench Art (see below), mounted in a wooden framework, and placed in a hallway or dining room as table gongs to announce mealtimes. The popularity of the same forms in china and metal is indicative of British society’s predisposition to accept and buy the shapes of death that so characterized romanticized civilian notions of the war. 30 N. 3 Romantic irony: French postcard with a French 75 mm artillery shell Source: Marie-Monique Huss Ironic transformations of matter occured in both directions.
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