Prisoner of War Bone Ship Models Treasures from the Age of

During 1792 1815 the period of the Coalition Wars and the Napoleonic Wars between France and Europe prisoners were taken on both sides The majority of them were confined sometimes for many years in England and Scotland Some of the prisoners built ship models from scraps of wood or mutton and beef bones Rigging was made of silk or whatever other fine material could be obtained The prisoners developed an art form and the models were sold to the public through the guards This trade enabled the prisoner to acquire ivory and special tools to make the models all thedecorative The remain highly sought after and valuable collectors' items to this day This book shows the beauty of the models selected as the finest in the Peter Tamm Collection in the International Maritime Museum of HamburgDuring 1792 1815 the period of the Coalition Wars and the Napoleonic Wars between France and Europe prisoners were taken on both sides The majority of them were confined sometimes for many years in England and Scotland Some of the prisoners built ship models from scraps of wood or mutton and beef bones Rigging was made of silk or whatever other fine material could be obtained The prisoners developed an art form and the models were sold to the public through the guards This trade enabled the prisoner to acquire ivory and special tools to make the models all thedecorative The remain highly sought after and valuable collectors' items to this day This book shows the beauty of the models selected as the finest in the Peter Tamm Collection in the International Maritime Museum of HamburgDuring 1792 1815 the period of the Coalition Wars and the Napoleonic Wars between France and Europe prisoners were taken on both sides The majority of them were confined sometimes for many years in England and Scotland Some of the prisoners built ship models from scraps of wood or mutton and beef bones Rigging was made of silk or whatever other fine material could be obtained The prisoners developed an art form and the models were sold to the public through the guards This trade enabled the prisoner to acquire ivory and special tools to make the models all thedecorative The remain highly sought after and valuable collectors' items to this day This book shows the beauty of the models selected as the finest in the Peter Tamm Collection in the International Maritime Museum of Hamburg


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  1. says:

    A wonderful book on prisoner of war ship models It showcases the bone models of the PeterTamm Collection at the International Maritime Museum in Hamburg Germany There are hundreds of color photographs on almost every page of this 380 page book complete with many closeups of small features such as figureheads transoms boats etc One thing that is bit odd about this awe inspiring book is that it contains some full page color advertisements However the translation from German to English is excellent