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World War I Trench Art lamp made from an artillery shell honoring the 133rd Infantry Regiment 34th Infantry Division.  The base of this lamp is a 105 mm shell.  These shells were commonly used by M101A1 howitzer artillery pieces in World War II.  They saw action in both Europe and the Pacific.  Another brass shell makes up the lamp body.  Engraving on the lamp base reads as follows:

133rd Infantry Regiment (located above crossed rifles) 34th Division on each side of rifles.

A bull’s head (Red Bull was the nickname of the 34th Infantry Regiment)

A coat of arms representing the 133rd Regiment

Listed around the base are the following names: Naples, Casssino, Anzio, Rome, Pisa, Florence, Bologna, Turin, Milan, Trieste

The 133rd Infantry Regiment of the 34th Infantry Division participated in the Italian campaign of World War II.

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